Before the Oregon Trail was a trail, it was thousands of miles of rugged terrain that frontiersmen beat down by setting sun and American fortitude. They’d survey the land and build the railroads and mine the ores of our country’s Industrial Revolution, using tools hauled by a horse in a cart like this:
This antique (and surprisingly sturdy!) wooden wagon with iron-banded wheels is a museum quality piece of early 1800’s Americana. Originally a workhorse believed to be a mining cart for hauling ores, today it is a functional museum piece in excellent condition.