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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. philSweet
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    AII, the photo is from 1908. The first western was filmed in 1903. Like XKCD says -

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    There does seem to be some evidence that open ranching used chuck wagons after the civil war, but it's hard to find any properly sourced info. But saying they never existed until Hollywood invented them wasn't right. Hollywood just put them in the wrong settings.
     
  2. Will Gilmore
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    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    No pic, but a little about the wagons used on the trail drive.
    I went to a local saw mill, and the owner was finishing cutting a Cottonwood tree for building replica chuck wagons.
    Replicas apparently cost about $40,000 a few years ago. The saw mill operator said the builder was very specific about the thickness of the boards, in a quest to be authentic.
    Apparently Charles Goodnight built chuck wagons from cottonwood, because it was the lightest available wood.
    Cottonwoods still grow to 100' and 10' across adjacent to streams and ponds in Texas.

    Sorry, but the chuck wagon was not invented by the film industry. You can find them from the 1800's in museums

    Look up chuckwagon in Wikipedia.
     
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    Phil, the posts #8743 and #8746 together provide a great insight, thanks !
     
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    ‘‘ A historical recreation of a chuckwagon at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo in Austin in 2007 ’’

    Food truck, as a contemporary variant . . . .

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  6. Will Gilmore
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    There was a standard?
    Very surprising.
    [​IMG] slabbing boards in a saw pit.

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    I don't know how well the joke travels, but anyway, here's a locally famous uk variant:

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    Will,

    I think Charles Goodnight created his own, since he could.
     
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    is that what he has been up to since he left neighbours.
     
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    Yes, like eg. the subsequent post #8746 by Phil himself . . :)

    P.S.

    I've added some more similarity markings to the post #8744 photos, as well as marked the opposite seen view sides.
     
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    Humm, a Mahindra 3505 from India, but somehow the scene looks Russian to me, so where is it ?
     

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    Central Texas believe it or not.
     
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