Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Arizona’s Wagon Masters

Earlier this year, our January 11th post shared some details related to freight wagons used in the construction of the Roosevelt Dam at the turn of the twentieth century.  As a follow-up to that listing, archeologist Jon Czaplicki with the Arizona Bureau of (Water) Reclamation, Salt River Project recently wrote to let us know of a segment of their website they just completed. 

Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the completion of the Roosevelt Dam, the “Wagon Masters” section of the site includes some wonderful, early shots of heavy, wood-wheeled vehicles at work in and around the dam site.  Take a look at the collection of early freight wagon and coaching images at the link below.  Thanks again to Jon Czaplicki and the Arizona Bureau of Reclamation, Salt River Project for helping preserve this important part of America’s horse-drawn history.  Click Here to check out their site…