4.  Training, or Road Cart

Training or Road Cart - 1800ís onward.  Used for fast easy transportation of a single passenger and small loads.  Also used to train horses for wagon pulling.  This wagon belonged to Joseph Wood, a teamster from the nearby town of Oregon House, and was donated to California State Parks in 1965 by his daughter upon his death.

A single horse was hitched between "shafts" attached directly to the axle.
The cushioned seat which hinged over the luggage/utility box is missing.


The wagon would have looked similar to this one in service, 
except the wagon here had leaf springs between the body and axle.

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