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9Conestoga Wagon

conestoga wagonAfter the lead was mined and made into supplies for the army, it would be sent to Carlisle, Pennsylvania in a Conestoga wagon.

conestoga wagon bedA Conestoga wagon can carry about 10,000 pounds of cargo.

conestoga wagon wheelsHorses pulled the wagon, there was nowhere for people to sit.  They would walk along side the wagon.  Getting from Fort Roberdeau to Carlisle took a long time.

Marks carved into side of conestoga wagonMarks were etched into the side of the wagon so the people could keep track of how many days they were on the road.

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