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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Calico wagons
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:55:12 -0500
> A man recently came in to a small museum and told an associate that
> "calico" wagons were designed by "a Mr. Calico. The wheels were larger in the
> back." I have "googled" the term and come up with zip. Perhaps I'm not spelling
> the surname correctly, but, in my opinon, the wagon should look like a
> prairie schooner. If anyone knows off the top of your head whether or not there
> was any such thing as a "calico" wagon, please let me know. (Sources are
> helpful also. <g>) This may have just been another term for the schooner.
I think what he was thinking of was a Conestoga wagon.