Along with the log cabin...the wagon and even more important the wheel...both wooden and iron played an important part in the settlement of America.
The wooden wheel often failed in the elements...rotting and breaking under pressure but those who were lucky enough to have access to iron wheels were the envy of the village...virtually no upkeep or breakages for years until the rust finally won out.
Nowadays...the thought of having to make our own wheels rather than going to the nearest auto parts store is unfathomable...but that was part of life in those days. Even the smallest needs of the family had to be made from the materials at hand.
How long would we survive if we had to go back to those times? I wonder.
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