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Conestoga Wagon - York History Center

Come along with the Bobblehead George crew as the guys visit the Agricultural and Industrial Museum which is part of the York History Center.  In this Lesson on the Road, the guys will take a look at a Conestoga Wagon.

The origins of the distinctive horse-drawn freight wagon known as the Conestoga wagon can be traced to the Conestoga River region of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County in the mid- to late-18th century. Conestoga wagons, with their distinctive curved floors and canvas covers arched over wooden hoops, became a common sight over the next century, as they carried farm products to cities and other goods from cities to rural communities, particularly in Pennsylvania and the nearby states of Maryland, Ohio and Virginia but also elsewhere in the United States and in Canada.

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