The Covered Wagon

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The Covered Wagon

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 12/5/2008 7:22:51 AM

The Conestoga wagons were called prairie schooners because from a distance the Conestoga wagon looked like a ship sailing slowly across the green prairie. #1046696

Melissa Olsen 12/5/2008 8:05:56 AM

What wonderful images and history lessons. I love it! #6854792

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 12/5/2008 10:07:12 AM

Just fantastic, Denny. Love the story and images. Stay tune until tomorrow. #6855293

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 12/5/2008 10:42:20 AM

Fantastic captures, Denny! Love the stories, too. One thing about it -- no one needed exercise machines!! (And then some) #6855438

Jeana Clark 12/5/2008 10:49:12 AM

Fantastix displays Denny!!!
I'm really enjoying this series!!!
Keep up the great work!!!

~J~ #6855468

Sandy Stigliano 12/5/2008 11:01:58 AM

Wonderful, I enjoyed the images and the history! #6855524

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/5/2008 11:02:13 AM

Excellent capture's and history Denny!!! #6855526

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/5/2008 12:17:58 PM

Our faithful tour guide!!! Thank you Denny. These are great! -Laura

P.S. (Typical 1905 conversation among the women folk -"I cried when we had to dump my beautiful trunk and bedroom furniture overboard").

At least she got to sit in the wagon ...and cry!...Ha! #6855814

Colette M. Metcalf 12/5/2008 12:32:52 PM

Wonderful images!!!! #6855877

John Connolly 12/5/2008 1:07:57 PM

A great history lesson and 3 more outstanding captures, Denny! The centre must be a fantastic place to visit! #6856027

Brett Dolsen 12/5/2008 1:11:35 PM

Wonderfull capture and history Denny!!Great colour and detail!!Brett #6856037

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 12/5/2008 1:40:53 PM

Thanks Everyone for the nice comments, we'll continue tomorrow, I hope. We got a phone call saying our power is going to be off over night so got to get the generator out and see if it still works. It's below freezing here at night so it had better work..LOL..
Denny #6856121

Ron McEwan level-deluxe 12/5/2008 4:15:51 PM

I am enjoying your series of the Organ trail. #6856535

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/5/2008 4:30:18 PM

Denny! Get out the EXTRA blankets! You might need them! We will be thinking of you! -Laura #6856566

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 12/5/2008 5:38:00 PM

Denny -- This is absolutly outstanding. So well done. #6856741

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 12/5/2008 6:35:33 PM

Thank you ever so much Ron, Laura and Mary Beth!
Denny #6856900

Sandy Powers level-deluxe 12/5/2008 7:04:14 PM

Wow! What can I say! Wow!

Sirsendu Gayen level-deluxe 12/5/2008 8:50:52 PM

Excellent image! #6857192

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 12/5/2008 9:19:46 PM

Thank you very much Sandy and Sirsendu!
Denny #6857261

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/5/2008 10:42:24 PM

fantastic capture Denny! #6857470

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 12/6/2008 8:39:11 AM

Thank you ever so much, Stefania!
Denny #6859051

jeff crosier level-deluxe 1/4/2009 11:48:56 AM

Very nice. I was wondering how you get the effect that makes this picture look like painting! #6981263

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 1/4/2009 8:04:49 PM

Thank you very much, Jeffrey!
Denny #6982938

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The front wheels of the wagon were smaller than the back wheels. This helped the wagon turn. Underneath the back wheels there was a bucket full of grease hanging from the axle. This was used to make the wheels run smoothly.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/8 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 6.30 mm, Model: KODAK DX7590 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Uploaded on 12/5/2008 7:32:47 AM

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