we liberated what was left of an old wagon from the tree that held it pinned in
place on the Horner House grounds. It was obviously old, but beyond that we
knew little to nothing about it. So back in the fall when I was stuck in bed I
started looking on the internet to try and get some information about it. In the
process we found several interesting things.
The second thing that
we learned is that the EWC on one of the wheels stands for the Electric Wheel
Company. The company was founded in 1890 by John A. Stillwell and is still in
business today under the name Titan.
The third thing we
learned was not from the internet. We don’t have an exact date on the wagon
yet, but we talked to several people at the State Fair from the Pioneer
Village. While we know it will take some work to return the wagon to its
original state we were thinking of donating it to a museum if they were
interested in it. Unfortunately we learned that these are so expensive to
rebuild that that it’s not in the budget of most museums. It was even suggested
that we just scrap it! So for now it’s going back into the mothballs to await
the day that we can give it the love it’s been missing.