Friday

OX Teams in Sturgis


A photograph of the Ox Teams resting in the main street of Sturgis, Dakota Territory. 
The photograph was taken by John C.Grabill and is dated to between 1887 to 1892.

You can see the line of oxen and then the wagons.
From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs.

An ox wagon was used to transport goods. It was a wooden wagon with four iron covered wheels, pulled by teams of oxen, that were harnessed to the wagon in pairs. Most of the wagon was covered in canvas in a high arch to protect the goods.

3 comments:

Valda Garner said...

So cool! Sturgis sure has changed a lot over the last century. Warmly, Valda

Clay @ Cowboy Chronicles said...

Hi Valda, is Sturgis near you? Don't you love these old photos?

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