In the days of the Old West, what was a Conestoga?
The lightweight and multi-purpose Conestoga wagon was a popular form of transportation in the Eastern United States. These covered wagons were widely used in the Conestoga Valley of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and surrounding frontier areas for more than a hundred years. They were introduced to the states at the beginning of the 18th century and used to transport military supplies during the war of 1812. The vehicle was originally used by merchants and helped them a lot to transport their merchandise at large distances.