Ah what a grand form of transportation. It not only has wheels but springs as well. This may not look much of a luxury but in those days in the Cove a sled was used more often than not. They were easier to get across the rocky ground. To have a wagon though would make the trip to Maryville or Knoxville much quicker. Mountain folk didn’t really have money but bartered goods in the larger cities a few times a year, for what they couldn’t make themselves. Later stores were in the Cove but trips to the big cities were still made from time to time. This spring wagon must have been a real treat to ride in. the shock from the rough rocky ground could be absorbed before it got to you. They used wagons to bring in hay, corn, and haul supplies. They drove to the Church and socials. What a rich family it was to have such a luxury….Image taken at the Tipton Place, Cades Cove, GSMNP

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Comments

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromalmost 6 years ago

    A Convertable!!!LOL

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant! Love the tones and view from the seat. AWESOME!

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesalmost 6 years ago

    This is a great capture!! Great history!

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    very good compostion and sepia like old photo

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3almost 6 years ago

    I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS ONE.I HAVE TRIED MANY TIMES TO GET THIS WAGON,BUT NEVER REALLY HAD MUCH LUCK !!!! GOOD SHOT

  • amarica
    amaricaalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot Gary. Excellent commentary. Who knows, we may be back to bartering again if the economy keeps going in the direction it has been spiraling…xxxxxxx

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot, I love the series!

  • jadeast
    jadeastalmost 6 years ago

    Veruy interesting series Gary, I’m familiar with both the wagon and the buggy but the building is a complete mystery to me. Do you know what it’s function was?

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 6 years ago

    Those were the days alright!

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    l am glad we have progressed to engine powered vehicles with comfy seats !! great captures and history Gary

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