2014 has been an extraordinaryyear. Our research and collecting hastaken us throughout the U.S. and beyond. Along the way, we’ve uncovered a world of early vehicle history whileadding significant artifacts and historical records to the Wheels That Won TheWest® Archives. Several of our blogshave provided glimpses of a few of the discoveries. From early ledgers and catalogs to periodwritings and scarce images, the accounts are helping us better understand andshare the realities of America’s wood-wheeled transportation during the 1800’sand early 1900’s.
Among the rarest elements discoveredwere materials connected to chuck wagons, freighters, Archibald hubs, S.C.Overpack (Big Wheels), M.P. Henderson, Abbot & Downing, as well as Cooper,John Deere, Luedinghaus, Owensboro, Mitchell, Moline, Schuttler, Weber, and Kentucky Wagoncompanies and so much more.
|This early period chuck wagon image is a small portion of a larger original photo. From the camp and equipment to the chuck box and wagon, there's a great deal to study in just this small section.
We’ve been especially fortunate to workwith a number of organizations and private collectors this year. To each, we thank you for the privilege ofassisting with your special projects. Helping provide authoritative identification, documentation, dating, andauthentication to worthy vehicles continues to be among our most popularservices.
In the coming year, you’ll noticeseveral changes to our website as wework to more accurately reflect the exclusive nature of what our archives andexperience can offer. In the meantime,we look forward to your emails and regular visits to this blog and pledge tocontinue searching for even more lost and noteworthy history.
Wishing each of you a very MerryChristmas!