Chuck Wagon Presentation

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This week, the Carriage Association of America willbe holding their 4th International Symposium on horse drawn vehiclesand related subjects.  Held inconjunction with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation at Colonial Williamsburg,this year’s event will include 14 presentations, a silent auction, trade fair,and countless memories waiting within the historic site in Virginia.  I had the privilege of speaking there duringthe CAA’s 50th Anniversary celebration a few years ago and it was a great eventfilled with outstanding opportunities to grow and learn.  This year, Doug Hansen of  Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop returns with a presentation on the American Chuck Wagon.  A legendary vehicle with tremendous history,the details of its features and functions are often overlooked.

DougHansen at a gathering of the American Chuck Wagon Association
As one of a dozen speakers scheduled to share raredetails from the horse-drawn era, Doug will be giving an extended presentationentitled, “The American Chuck Wagon: The Ultimate Cowboy Support Vehicle,” onFriday, February 21, 2014.  The seminarwill cover the trail wagon era and round-up years.  Highlights of the talk will include thehistory behind the vehicle, what drove its design, how it was/is outfitted, andalso a focus on the vehicle’s many modern  day applications within gatherings, cook-offs,and ranches.  We wish the best to all thepresenters and attendees.  It’s certainto be a memorable and productive event.

We’ll share our regular, weekly-scheduled blog onWednesday of this week as well but wanted to provide a few overview details forthose who may be able to attend this meeting. For more information, contact the Carriage Association of America at 

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