The Covered Wagon
Everyone who traveled west on the Oregon Trail,
or almost any other trail for that matter, traveled by covered wagon. Covered
wagons had rounded tops mad of a cloth called canwas--this was usually
rubbed with oil to waterproof it. There were strings at the front and back
of the wagon that could be drawn tight as to keep out the elements. Inside
the wagon there were numerous hooks that could be utilized for hanging
Things to Think About:
Why was the covered wagon such a popular method of transportation among people traveling west?
What do you think could have improved the covered wagon?