Freight wagons such as this were the only means of transporting provisions to outlying settlements across the west. This particular wagon is a Studebaker, with heavy wheels standing 56” tall, iron tires 3” wide and 1” thick, with a capacity of over 5 tons. Wagons similar to this freighted millions of tons into the gold rush towns of the wild west. Heavily laden with everything from mining equipment to saloon back bars and cases of spirits. They stocked the shelves of merchants and literally built the town they supplied.