Talk:Conestoga wagon

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Original article by Paul Schils from The Netherlands (09 Sep 2004)

Phantom redirect to Fr:Islam[edit]

Does anybody know why this page redirects to the French Wiki's article on Islam? I can't see anything in the code. This doesn't happen when one clicks on the current revision in the history, but it does when one clicks on a hyperlink to "Conestoga_wagon" in another article. --Adamrush 13:50, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

The wagon does not need to be directed to this webpage. Although there are similarities like 4 wheels on the cart, a covered wagon is built differently and is used to carry people as well as products. For pictures of some covered wagons, visit some pictures of covered wagons that look differently. However, continued input is requested for this page from others. --Mcdav

Is this vandalism or just a goof?[edit]

There's some bad problems with the layout of this article but I have the flu and am too tired to fix them, so I'm just being lazy and tagging it. =/ 06:48, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing it. Looks like the Dec 17th edit DID add some useful information though, that should probably be readded. Maybe I'll try to remember to do it when I don't have a fever but it'd be appreciated if someone else would do it. >.<; 07:02, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

the diary[edit]

they had diarys that they made that told about there day and wat they did —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:15, 14 March 2007 (UTC).

EDIT: I dont know exactly how I'm supposed to edit the pages properly, but I changed 7,300 in the text to read 5,300 because that is much closer to the actual conversion rate for 100 pounds for 100 miles into Kg-Km (5,273 would be more exact) - Bailen

stop redirect[edit]

'prairie schooner' gets redirected here, yet there is also Prairie Schooner. Perhaps the redirect should be deleted.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:48, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

serious, pervasive error[edit]

This article misunderstands the difference between a Conestoga and a prairie schooner. I suspect that further revisions will continue this error. NONE of the illustrations on this page are Conestogas. A Conestoga is a very specific type of heavy freight wagon with a curved bed. Prairie schooners were ordinary farm wagons, which had the lightness and durability necessary for a cross-country trip. Conestogas are associated with the 18th century and the East Coast; prairie schooners with the 19th century and the overland trails. For an authoritative discussion of the difference between the two wagons, restrict your Googling to authoritative Oregon Trail sites.Bentruwe (talk) 07:49, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, what is really needed is a separate page for covered wagons (includinging the "prarie schooner", with a link to this page), and this page should be modified to be specifically about Conestoga wagons (the heavy cargo wagons). -- Mshark 2008-07-24

I removed the references to westward expansion, the irrelevant photos, and added a paragraph, with reference, to the effect that Conestogas were not the same as prairie schooners. Not a very neat or tidy job, but at least it gets this whopping misinformation out of Wikipedia. --DPL