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What would be in a covered wagon?

A covered wagon is a large wooden vehicle covered with a canvas tent stretched over the top. In early America, people would pack these wagons full of their belongings and head out onto the open road.

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Keeping this in consideration, what do you call a covered wagon?

Prairie schooner, 19th-century covered wagon popularly used by emigrants traveling to the American West. The name prairie schooner was derived from the wagon's white canvas cover, or bonnet, which gave it the appearance, from a distance, of the sailing ship known as a schooner.

Also, what did a typical family carry in their wagon? Research suggests that a typical family of four carried 800 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of lard, 700 pounds of bacon, 200 pounds of beans, 100 pounds of fruit, 75 pounds of coffee and 25 pounds of salt. The wagon also had to carry a shovel and cooking utensils.

People also ask, what are the dimensions of a covered wagon?

Including its tongue, the average Conestoga wagon was 18 feet (5.4 m) long, 11 feet (3.3 m) high, and 4 feet (1.2 m) in width. It could carry up to 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg) of cargo.

How much did a covered wagon cost in the 1800s?

It depended on the wagon and which decade you're talking about, as well as the geographical location and the vendor. A low-end buggy in the 1860's-1870's probably cost between $25 and $30. A large wagon would be ten times that amount, or more.

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