Conestoga wagon, horse-drawn freight wagon that originated during the 18th century in the Conestoga Creek region of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, U.S. Ideally suited for hauling freight over bad roads, the Conestoga wagon had a capacity of up to six tons, a floor curved up at each end to prevent the contents from
Then, who made the Conestoga wagon?
Secondly, when was the wagon invented?
Where was the first Conestoga wagon built?
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 heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon first manufactured in the Conestoga River region of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County in the mid-18th century.
How much did a wagon cost in the 1800s?
How much was a wagon in the 1800s? It depended on the wagon and which decade you're talking about, as well as the geographical location and the vendor. A low-end buggy in the 1860's-1870's probably cost between $25 and $30. A large wagon would be ten times that amount, or more.