Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

As we celebrate the 237th birthday of our nation, it seems appropriate to share another anniversary coming up next year.  2014 will mark 250 years since the founding of St. Louis, Missouri.  It’s an important milestone for many reasons, including the city’s role as the ‘Gateway to the West’ during 19th century travel.   

Recognizing St. Louis’ connection to so many early wagon and carriage makers, Farm Collector magazine has scheduled one of my original articles to be published in their October 2013 issue.  Whether you’re a collector, enthusiast, or just looking for more information on early wagon makers like Weber & Damme, Gestring, Luedinghaus, Espenschied, Murphy, and Linstroth, this piece will likely be of interest. 
I’ll share a bit more about the piece just prior to its release.  In the meantime, we wish each of you a wonderful holiday and safe travels during your July 4th celebrations.  We’d also like to take a moment to thank all the men, women, and families of our military.  From times past to today, we salute and honor you for your service.  May God bless you as you stand in the gap, protecting all we hold dear.