BEST CARTS AROUND!
- Easy to fix
- Wheels can be taken off to cross water
- Canvas can be put above the cart to protect the contents or provide shelter
- Loud squeaking from the wheels
- Wood rots over time
- Wood is vulnerable to all the elements
They were simple and cheap so anyone can afford them. They can be turned into a raft if needed to go over water. They can carry 900+ pounds!
It was important to settling the West because it brought all of our resources and weapons needed to survive. It was also used for trade.
Red River Cart - Bruce Osborne playing.