Life in a Sheepherder Wagon

Victor Croley describes growing up in a nomadic family of six with a sheepherder wagon for home and how years down the road he felt the urge to build a wagon of his own.



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Victor Croley grew up with a sheepherder father, his family of six lived happily in a wagon like this, entertained by the outdoors and a fiddle.
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Victor Croley and his wife took their recreated sheepherder's wagon on the road, pulled by a 1930 model A Ford, "for old times sake."
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This sheepherder's wagon is approximately seven feet wide by eight feet long with a table that slides under the bunkbed, a bench trunk, washbasin and stove.
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Patchwork quilts and wool batts were used for insulation over an inner wall of oil cloth.
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