Sunday, May 25, 2008

Wagons "R" us!

The Beggs Wagon Co. turned out many a wagon for the entertainment industry over the years. They made anything from a simple buggy to the ornate parade wagons of the day. While just slightly related, I have an article from 1908 about the parade wagons at the Wm. P. Hall farm being re-painted and gold leafed. It took almost $30.00 worth of Gold Leaf to do a wagon in 1908. That compares to the $35,000.00 it will take to do the last pony float at the CWM next summer. This ad was in Billboard on January 4, 1908 on page 16.

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