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The Wagon Shop Mercantile

Wagon Shop Mercantile

This huge log building was built about 1911 at the Canyon Village in Yellowstone National Park, and was the dining hall at Canyon Lodge. Disassembled by Charles Bovey, Roy McClurg and crew, it was hauled to this site and re-erected in 1959 - 60.

Wagon Shop Mercantile

The wagon machinery and parts came from the Butte Carriage Works. Here is nearly everything to build wagons from scratch, and one of the largest blacksmith shops in Montana.

Wagon Shop Mercantile

Among the notable items in the shop is a Yellowstone Park stage, the Zortman and Landusky stage (one of the last used in Montana, replaced by the Model T, The Continental Oil Company kerosene wagon, a 1870's Altman Miller Binder from The Murphy Neel Hardware Store in Fort Benton, a fire engine from Plato, Minnesota, with a very early gasoline engine, and thousands of other items.

Wagon Shop Mercantile

Special acknowledgements to: John D. Ellingsen

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