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see Conestoga wagonConestoga wagon
, heavy freight-carrying vehicle of distinctive type that originated in the Conestoga region of Pennsylvania c.1725. It was used by farmers to carry heavy loads long distances before there were railroads to convey produce to markets.
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; prairie schoonerprairie schooner,
wagon covered with white canvas, made famous by its almost universal use in the migration across the Western prairies and plains, and so called in allusion to the white-topped schooners of the sea. It was a descendant of the Conestoga wagon.
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Mark Jackson, with his daughter Lotte, aged eight, who live opposite the Covered Wagon in Moseley.
While yurts are available to rent at 19 different campgrounds, anyone wanting to sleep in a covered wagon like a pioneer on the Oregon Trail must head to Farewell Bend State Park on the Oregon/Idaho border north of Ontario.
The other finalists, images of leaping salmon, Mount Hood or a covered wagon are strongly, but not exclusively, associated with Oregon.
The covered wagon has rambled farther down the Oregon Trail.
The top choice of Register-Guard readers by a long shot: the covered wagon. It was the 2-to-1 favorite over the second choice: Crater Lake.
The drafts were based on narratives of the salmon, Crater Lake, Mount Hood and covered wagon concepts submitted by the commission.
On Friday, the citizens' panel charged with selecting the design narrowed the themes to four finalists - a leaping salmon, Crater Lake, Mount Hood and a covered wagon. But our readers had their own ideas.
And if there's to be a quarter with the popular image of a covered wagon, it should be passing by an American Indian dwelling such as a tee-pee out of respect for Oregon's native population as well as its first white settlers.
Or a pioneer family with its covered wagon and Mount Hood in the background.
Daughter Catherine summed up family feelings in her diary: "Not being accustomed to riding in a covered wagon, the motion made us all sick ...