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Sheepherder's Wagon - High Desert Museum - Bend, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 43° 57.996 W 121° 20.486
10T E 633049 N 4869500
Quick Description: This sheepherder's wagon is located at the High Desert Museum. Admission fees apply.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2017 8:10:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMWRMV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
Views: 1

Long Description:
An authentic sheepherder's wagon is located at the High Desert Museum. A nearby placard reads:

Home on the Range

Compact and cozy, the sheepherder's "mobile home" provided warmth in winter and shade in summer. Notice the canvas cover, Dutch door, bunk bed, cook stove and grub boxes.

In 1884, a sympathetic Wyoming blacksmith designed a sheepherder=s wagon like this one. It provided a welcomed change from sleeping on the ground and packing on a burro.

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