Conestoga Wagons by Richard Ammon

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Explains how Conestoga wagons were built and driven as well as their historical significance and importance to the early American economy.

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Richard Ammon has written a number of books for children, including "An Amish Christmas," "An Amish Wedding," and "An Amish Year." He taught children's literature at Penn State University and lives with his family in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Bill Farnsworth has been illustrating books for more than twenty years. Among the many books he has illustrated for children are The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate by Janice Cohn, Mississippi Going North by Sanna Anderson Baker, and THE BUFFALO jump by Peter Roop. He is a resident of Venice, Florida.
Published September 1, 2000 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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Ammon (An Amish Year, 1999, etc.) explains in detail how the wagon was built by hand, including shaping the wooden body, waterproofing the linen cover with linseed oil or beeswax, forging the iron rim to the wooden wheel of 14 or 16 spokes, attaching the end gate, and setting the hitch for easy h...

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