Today, it's sheep camps from Wyoming from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage. Great photos and some good information about Western history. Note the important things; wood stove, wash pan hanging on the door, the big tub sitting outside, and a fiddle for company. I could spend a good chunk of my life like this! Another … Continue reading Wyoming Sheepherders
At least in my limited experience with the wide world.
From the Oregon State University Archives: Camp Cart, Showing Bed Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "Carpenter in his geographical reader thus describes this kind of wagon: 'What is that squealing outside the market? It sounds like a pig in the hands of a butcher. They surely cannot kill hogs here in the midst of … Continue reading The Simplest Accommodation
A chuck wagon in camp in southeast New Mexico around A.D. 1900. Photograph from the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center. It's a great image of a working camp. Plains-Dwellers and Desert Rats take their shade seriously.