Mush! Giddy-up! Haw!

Melissa SandfortAgricultural Anthropology

Oh, that’s right, there are no horses in front of this wagon – it’s just for decoration. Every year, my Grandparents pull this wagon out of the shed and into their front yard for Christmas and decorate it with running white lights on the wheels.

Horse-drawn wagons such as this were used to transport anything and everything on the farm. From being used when husking corn to hauling grain to the bin or hauling hogs to the butcher, this wagon was put to work.

One year, the lights were on the wrong way and the wagon was going backward. It was quite comical.

Until our next history lesson …