The covered wagon used to cross the plains to the west was a smaller, lighter
version of the big Conestoga wagon used in the east. The cloth top that protected
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Though the term "Conestoga wagon" is sometimes mistakenly used as a
synonym for "covered wagon," the name in fact only refers to the specific type of
Covered wagon definition, a large wagon with a high, bonnetlike canvas top,
especially such a wagon used by pioneers to transport themselves and their ...
19th-century covered wagon popularly used by emigrants traveling to the
American West. In particular, it was the vehicle of choice on the Oregon Trail.
Most pioneers used the typical farm wagon with a canvas cover stretched over
hooped frames. A family of four could manage with a single wagon. It would be ...
Oct 23, 2012 ... This ca. 1840-1850 Conestoga wagon, a freight hauler in Pennsylvania,
represents the role of covered wagons in pushing the American ...
The Wagon. The most familiar covered wagon crossing the plains and mountains
to the promised land of the west was a smaller, lighter cousin on the ...
make. They had just so much room on the wagon so they depended on Oregon ...
A covered wagon or as the pioneers called them, "Prairie Schooners," had a.
Packing Up and Heading West: The History of Covered Wagons. Many pioneers
joined in the massive move westward that took place in the 1800s. There were ...