Friday, November 16, 2007

"Meals on wheels, or....

....an early day Winebego, complete with kitchen, and outdoor bathroom."
This photo was taken at Old Cowtown, as a Chuckwagon Dinner was about to commence.
See the salt, flour, coffee grinder and other items and the cupboard door, that opens for use as a table for preparing meals. For those interested in reading about the history of chuckwagons, click here History of Chuckwagons Have you ever been to a Chuckwagon Dinner? If so, where was it?

14 comments:

Lynette said...

I've enjoyed browsing throught your recent posts. I agree with you about learning to pay attention to your city. I've found it to be a great side benefit to having a photo blog. The Mead building photo and text is very well done and interesting. Thanks for it and thanks for stopping by my blog, too.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

makes me hungry! :)

Glenn Standish said...

Wow! I feel like I have been whisked off in Marty McFly's Delorean and blasted back into the past!!! Hee hee! Nice pic! Thanks for visiting ToruĊ„ DP here in Poland!

Jim said...

very neat pic

Wanda said...

Yes, a trip to the past. "Round em up, move em out....Rawhide!!! Yahoo!

Annie said...

Where's the outdoor bathroom? Outdoors?

I bet our own grandfather used to see wagons like this one as he made his rounds through the west.

You asked how Cinderella ended. The Prince married the Au Pair girl and made her a princess. About living happily ever after, I think the bets are on about that.

photowannabe said...

I like your thought of Meals on wheels. Creative. Good picture. Chuckwagon dinners are really fun. I went to one at the Ponderosa Ranch (of Bonanza fame) many years ago. the kids loved it.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

I never thought that the early Winnebagos looked like this!

I wonder what is that thing on the second shelf from top - the one with a handle on it.

That looks like a lot of salt compared to the flour. Talking of carrying so much salt, I read somewhere that when the armies of Chengiz Khan marched, they had to carry a lot of salt with them as a preservative for their meat. And the phrase "worth his salt" comes from there. I also read somewhere else that "Roman soldiers received a salt allowance as part of their pay. In fact the word "salary" is derived from the Latin "salarium" meaning "of salt". "

While looking for info it was interesting to see that "Winnebago" was the name of a Native-American tribe, and that there are 3 counties called "Winnebago" (in IL, IA, WI) and 3 towns by the same name (in IL, MN, NE)

Thanks for the Chuckwagon history link. I have never had a Chuckwagon Dinner. :)

Moi said...

I had no idea as to what Chuckwagons are .......now i do (thanks !!!) and i really will like to have a chuckwagon dinner now...i love the way the word rolls off my tongue :)

Neva said...

I have never had a chuckwagon dinner but I have seen an old chuckwagon like this many years ago....before I started photo blogging or I would have a picture !

Mandy said...

I heard the word "winebego" only the other day and wasn't sure what it was - now I do - thanks.

Kerri said...

I have never had a chuckwagon dinner....it might be fun :)

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photo. I like this old looking wagon. How neat to perserve these.

Moonshadow said...

Hyderabad - The object with the crank handle is a mill, more than likely a coffee grinder.