We get the honor of doing some really neat projects from time to time. This is one of them! This wagon belongs to the Nocona, Texas Museum. This little wagon originally belonged to Dick Worsham, of Clay County Texas. His prominence is still recognized by the railroad markers east of Henrietta, Texas, where a railroad switch bore his name as part of the agreement when he provided land for the rail right-of-way
The wagon was in a poor state of existence. Much of the original wood was rotten. It required major wheel repair and body reconstruction. Notice the suspension and foot driven brake system! The wagon is currently residing in the Nocona Chamber of Commerce office, awaiting for its home in the New Nocona Museum. The pictures below detail its restoration. These projects take time, and in this case restoration of as much of the original product was chosen. The end result is a fully functional, beautiful wagon that still has much of the old wood in it... How often can we say that now-a-days?