Monday, June 20, 2016

What is a chuck wagon?

"Chuck wagon racing" is something seen at rodeos - but what exactly is a chuck wagon? The answer is - it's the wagon that carried the cooks, their equipment and supplies when out on a roundup or a drive. It was apparently named after an early cattle baron named "Charles Goodnight" - but I can't verify that as anything other than folk etymology.

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