This is the Morningstar Ranch chuck wagon after three years of restoration. The wagon was dissembled so that each part could be carefully worked on. The wheels were authentically rebuilt using the original iron rims rims and hub bands. The custom canvas is is new. The sun fly is original, with all the mending that lends old west character. The results is a beautiful chuck wagon in prime condition. It is parade-ready and something you will to be proud to own and use! It is a treasure your children will enjoy enough to pass it throughgenerations to follow. This is NOT a yard ornament, but a work of historical art which needs storage protection to keep its beauty. This is a working chuck wagon which won an award and was in the Denver National Stock Show. It has some history, including an old-time funeral for a Colorado pioneer who arrived in a covered wagon as a child. Included are cooking utensils(photo inventories below), a vermin proof food storage box, wheel serving counters, tractor seat stools, trail tools and more. Many of the items areantique to keep in character with the bygone era of cattle drives.As previously stated,this is not a yard ornament, but a quality item. The priceis competitive. Please surf the Internet to assure yourself our asking price is fair. In particular, look at Hansen Wheel and Wagon restorations.Contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org Location West Denver
Recent History (Photo inventory follows)The previous owner purchased the chuck wagon from the Morning Star Ranch in Teller County, Colorado. The wagon history at the ranch is unrecorded. It lay stored in the ranch hay barn neglected and dirty, and where the mice had gotten into the original canvas cover.The previous owner was a competitive “mule skinner” and used the wagon to train mules for mule driving competitions. The wagon was in the Denver National Western Stock Show in the parade and costume classes, and participated in the “Cattle Drive”.The owner was asked to show the wagon in Cimarron, New Mexico where it won the “Best of Show” prize. During that occasion, the wagon took a trail ride and trail-cooked for 45 guests on Ted Turner’s Ranch.The wagon was featured in the “Medicine Man” community fund raising play for the Lake George library district. It carried the Medicine man and crew.The chuck wagon crew cooked Dutch oven and steak dinners for 49 members of the Colorado Saddle Makers Association in Salida, Colorado.A nostalgic highlight of wagon use was when the owner was asked by a Lake George family to assist in an old-time funeral. They asked help to meet their grandfather’s final wish. Jack had to Colorado in the early 1900’s as a young boy, carried by a covered wagon. His last request was to be taken to his grave in a wagon drawn by a team of mules. The chuck box was removed so the casket could be carried. Over 100 mournerspaid their respect by riding horses or walking behind the chuck wagonhearse two miles on a ranch road to the burial ground.Photo Inventory: The scale in the photos is one foot. Many of the cook items are antique in keeping with the nostalgia of the old west. There is no double tree. A new one will be purchased when we know how o fit the size to your horses or mules.