Peter Schuttler High Wheel Wagon

The Peter Schuttler Wagon Company was founded in 1843 in Chicago and produced some of the most iconic wagons known for travel to western territories. The company took advantage of the growing demand for heavy vehicles with the rise of westward migration to California during the 1849 Gold Rush. By the middle of the 1850s, […]

Steel Moldboard Plow

Many early settlers in frontier Illinois harbored irrational fears and superstitions associated with the open prairie. Rumors that the prairies floated on bodies of water and could swallow unwary travelers were common. It was believed that land scarce of timber had poor soil and insufficient water and was not suitable for farming. Settlers would often […]