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Dixie Peddler Wagons

Studebaker, McCormick and Bain wagons were popular in Utah’s Dixie.

The white canvas covered wagons were used by Dixie Peddlers to haul Dixie Sorghum and Dixie Fruit and other farm products to mining and farming communities in the north. Then, trade goods were hauled back to Dixie.

Huge bags of wool were hauled in these wagons to the railroads for shipment to the markets in the East.

Freight wagons were used to haul freight from the railroad in Marysvale, York, Lund, Milford and Modena to the merchants in Dixie.

Several loads of juniper and pine wood were hauled from mountains and mesas to each home for use in their wood-burning cook stoves, fireplaces and heaters. Many young men, from twelve to eighteen years of age, hauled several loads of wood down steep, dangerous dugways each year.

This covered wagon was donated to the Heritage Park by Woodrow Jepson, a son of one of Hurricane’s founders.

This historic marker is located in Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park in Hurricane, Utah.