Historic Conestoga Wagon

Historic Conestoga Wagon Petersburg Illinois John D. Freeman

Stock #: 311199
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Petersburg
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Menard
Artist: John D. Freeman
Publisher: Freeman Studios
Size: 6" x 9" (15.25 x 23 cm)

Additional Details:
The old wagon was made in 1821 by the father of General George A. Custer, the great Indian fighter who was killed in the Custer Massacre in 1876. This wagon was used quite a few times by the Custer family in crossing the continent. The ox-driven wagon is now at Lincoln's New Salem State Park, located near Petersburg on Highway 97 & 123. About 17 miles northwest of Springfield, Ill. Color photo by John D. Freeman