Ride On Our Red River Carts!
The Advantages of buying our carts.
The cart's sturdy frame allowed for almost a thousand pounds of cargo.
The whole cart is cheap with no iron work required since its all made from wood.
An ox can pull the cart, but for speed you can have a horse pull it.
The high wheels made it easy to avoid tree stumps and stones.
The cart's designed made it easy to go through mud and made it hard for it to tip over.
The whole cart was made of wood, which made repairs on the go easy.
The cart could float in water making river crossings easy.
The Disadvantages of the carts.
If the cart was full, the cargo can easily slip off if not tied down.
The wheels make piercing screeching sounds when moving.
The cart was hard to make.
The inventor of the cart is unknown, but Alexander Henry wrote in his journal about the carts first appearance.
The design of the cart revolved around that iron work was expensive or unavailable in the West.
The cart was used by fur traders, farmers, and western settlers.
The impact it had on North Dakota
The cart made the fur trade business in North Dakota a great success.
The cart was also used in farming in North Dakota.
Why it was important to North Dakota.
The red river cart kick started North Dakota as a farming state.
The fur trapping and trader also started the hunting business in North Dakota.