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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Chuckwagon

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They strive to make it as authentic as possible.
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9 comments:

  1. Chili, is there chili involved with that wagon?? That looks like there might be good camp food with that and maybe some real chili.

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  2. Makes me wonder what the real chuck wagons would have looked like. I don't think I ever saw one.

    This is a nice photograph.

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  3. MMMMmmmm, good, authentic and making me hungry too. Yum, baked beans. LOL!

    Mary, no polar.

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  4. WOW!! This is an awesome photo:-).
    Happy WW

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  5. Yup, there were biscuits, coffee, chili, and beans, fer sure. This was taken at the Georgetown, Texas, "Stampede". It is an annual event and the chuckwagons vie for the prize as the most authentic. They come from all around, even had one from Oklahoma.

    There was a tasting earlier in the day but we did not arrive in time. Maybe next year.

    Uncle Dan found this explanatory link http://www.foodreference.com:80/html/art-chuckwagon.html

    Thanks to you all for your interest.

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  6. Forgive my ignorance, but are these still in use today? I think it looks nice and perfect for an old-fashioned outing and get-togethers with the family :D

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  7. Chuckwagons were generally associted with trail drives during the 1800's. Gerogetown, TX, is on the Chisolm Trail path. One of the participants in "Stampede" told me they do use their chuckwagon for many of the events in which they participate. It would be a lot of trouble to have it for a small family outing and, by the time you get the horse power in place, not very economical. We campers capture the feeling by cooking over a campfire and keeping our supplies in plastic containers. Not as picturesque but definitely more convenient.

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