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Subject: Re: [APG] Calico wagons
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 16:21:50 EST
In a message dated 2/17/2008 3:07:40 P.M. Central Standard Time,
Rondina, I'm sure you know this, but wasn't the man really thinking of a
Richard et al,
Apparently there was such a creature as the "calico wagon" as produced by
the pictures that Kathy Lenerz found, however, it looks very much like a
medium-sized wagon called a prairie schooner. Maybe a little too small for the
Conestoga. This sparked my curiosity because one line I am studying migrated from
Pennsylvania (where the Conestoga originated) to Ohio and eventually to
Texas supposedly in a "calico wagon.". The gentlemen who called this a "calico"
wagon, may have been from the west and known them as such. I don't think he
was getting his terms mixed up, however, oral tradition in this family
certainly could have.
Kathy--I googled "calico wagon" in quotes and did not get one single hit.
If anyone else is familiar with this term, I would appreciate more input.
Rondina P. Muncy
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