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Sheepwagon Home on the Range

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BHV013
$19.95
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This book is a MUST for the sheepwagon restorer.

This photo-intensive book by Nancy Weidel tells the story of the history and evolution of the sheep wagon and its use.

Chapters cover the early days of western sheep raising; the origins and manufacturing of sheepwagons along with the traditions surrounding the sheepherders and their families.

Author Weidel spent years interviewing sheepmen and women, sheepherders, wagon builders, and experts for this. 

Many photos of old sheep camps make this book a must for the sheepwagon restorer. Sheepwagon Plans and a book on "How I Built a Sheepherder's Wagon" also available.

Also check out our blog on Today's Sheepwagons--A Page out of the Past

Specifications

  • 192 pages
  • 10" L x 8" W x 1/2" H
  • Softcover

CONTENTS:

PART ONE: THE STORY

  • The Early Days of the Western Sheep Business

PART TWO: THE WAGON

  • Inside the Basic Sheepwagon
  • The Origins of the Sheepwagon
  • Blacksmiths, Builders, and Women's Work
  • The Commercial Manufacture of Sheepwagons

PART THREE: THE HERDING LIFE

  • Traditional Sheepherders
  • Sheepherding Practices and Tools
  • The Basque
  • Women in Sheepwagons
  • Sheepherder Superstitions, Customs, and Pastimes
  • Sheepwagons in War
  • Modern-Day Sheepherders

PART FOUR: THE LEGACY

  • Other Uses of Sheepwagons
  • Today's Sheepwagon Restorers
  • The Meaning of Sheepwaogns Today

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