Nan's Covered Wagon
...pulls into your community and amazes children and adults alike with its authenticity. Typical of wagons used to cross the continentin the mid 19th century, Nan’s wagon was built in Wisconsin over 100 years ago. It is fully equipped with bows and cover, tent fly, tar bucket, wagonjack and odometer. Visitors typically will find Nan sewing, cooking a stew, or baking biscuits.
Yvonne Larson has traveled over five hundred miles of the Oregon Trail with her wagon and studied the diaries of emigrants. As Nan she enjoys telling their stories. She fits in well with social studies units from 1820 to 1890, including settlers, cattle drives, and fur trapping. She has presented to historical societies, festivals, kindergarten to college classes, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the School for the Blind, and civic clubs; and has been featured in Kansas! Magazine, Discover Kansas Trails, as well as newspapers across the state.
Yvonne sews her own clothing, as well as sewing authentic nineteenth century garb for others, including men and children, and talks about clothing in detail.
Fees are reasonable.
239 Hwy 9
Waterville, KS 66548
This site was created in 2003 by the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historic Performers and Ride into History Cultural and Educational Project, Inc. with an Attraction Development Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing Travel & Tourism Development Division
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Ongoing website maintenance performed by Megan Matile
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