of a distinctive type of farm wagon which eventually evolved into
a freight carrier used during the early history of America had its
beginnings in the Conestoga Valley of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Blacksmiths whose backgrounds were from German and Swiss ancestry
attained a high degree of skill in making a wagon suited for the
poor traveling conditions of the days when roads were no more than
ruts through the countryside. The evolution of this vehicle, with
its fine proportions and beautifully functional and decorative ironwork,
soo became a popular and highly sought-after conveyance
the Introduction. This book offers a comprehensive history of the
Conestoga Wagon through text, and black and white photos and illustrations.
Includes a listing of "Common Sayings and Terminology Associated
with the Conestoga Wagon" and Bibliography.