Wagon FAQs:


Q: Are wagons immediately distinguished from carts and from lighter four-wheeled vehicles primarily for carrying people?

A: Yes, such as carriages.

Q: Are wagons wagons used for the overland hauling of freight and bulk commodities?

A: Yes.

Q: Were wagons often found in large groups called wagon trains?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wagon a small wagon used for providing food and cooking?

A: Yes, and essentially a portable kitchen.

Q: Were wagons used to support traveling armies with food and munitions, forming "baggage trains"?

A: Yes, During the American Civil War, these wagon trains would often be accompanied by the wagons of private merchants, known as sutlers, who sold goods to soldiers, as well as the wagons of photographers and news reporters.

Q: Is a wagon a wagon used to deliver merchandise such as milk?

A: Yes, and bread, or produce to houses or markets, as well as to commercial customers, often in urban settings.

Q: Are wagons built for general multi-purpose usage in an agricultural or rural setting?

A: Yes.

Q: Are wagons usually pulled by animals such as horses?

A: Yes, and mules or oxen.

Q: Was a wagon a predominant form of wagon used for hauling freight in the late 18th and 19th centuries?

A: Yes, and often used for hauling goods on the Great Wagon Road in the Appalachian Valley and across the Appalachian Mountains.

Q: Was a wagon sometimes used such as with the Duryea Motor Wagon?

A: Yes.

Q: Were wagons often finely painted?

A: Yes, and lettered and varnished, so as to serve as advertisement for the particular business through the quality of the wagon.

Q: Are wagons intended to serve as mobile residences or workshops?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a wagon formerly called a wain and one who builds or repairs wagons is a wainwright?

A: Yes.