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Huntington Beach Arby's

Last Remaining Covered Wagon Style Building

This is the last Covered Wagon Style Arby's still in operation
They used to be everywhere in the 1970s but are all long gone by now because they were so small and not set up for a drive-thru window. This one is going to be demolished soon too bad.

7942 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, California

Posted July 2024

Arby's Huntington Beach Conestoga Wagon Building
Arby's Conestoga Wagon Style Building

Arby's Huntington Beach Covered Wagon Building
Arby's Huntington Beach Patio

Arby's Huntington Beach Neon Sign
Arby's Huntington Beach Original Hat Sign

Arby's Covered Wagon Building
Arby's Covered Wagon Back

Arby's Huntington Beach Counter

Arby's Huntington Beach Maximum Room Capacity

Arby's Western Theme Tile Floor
Western Theme Tile Floor
Arby's Western Theme Tile Floor

Arby's OG Tile Floor
Arby's Floor Tiles Brand
Arby's Tile Floor Brand
Arby's Tile Brand on Floor

Arby's Bull Tile Floor
Arby's Tile Floor Cow
Arby's Tile Floor Bull

Conestoga wagon

WIKIPEDIAThe Conestoga wagon
Also simply known as the Conestoga
obsolete transport vehicle that was used exclusively in North America, primarily the United States, mainly from the early 18th to mid-19th centuries. It is a heavy and large horse-drawn vehicle which, while largely elusive in origin, originated most likely from German immigrants of Pennsylvanian Dutch culture in the Province of Pennsylvania in the early 18th century. The name "Conestoga Wagon" probably derived from the Conestoga River Valley settlement area in the province and saw usage as early as 1717, although it is not known whether the first wagons referred as such had similar builds as later Conestoga wagons.

Arby's Conestoga Wagon Wikipedia Conestoga wagons are larger and more robust variants of covered wagons, sharing similarities in usage of white hemp cloths to cover the wagons, large wheels to travel on non-macadam road surfaces, and intended usage as vehicles to transport items elsewhere. It differs from most other covered wagon variants mainly by the curvature of the wagon body's sides and floor, which replicated boats and served the dual purposes of keeping the luggage centered while also looking visually pleasing to wagon customers. They were operated by a team of four to six horses of a now-extinct breed, a driver, and sometimes helpers. Conestoga wagons early on may have been produced by farmers but later were often made by teams of blacksmiths, wheelwrights and wagon makers.

  • They were primarily used as transport vehicles that could have carried 6 short tons (5.4 tons) to 8 short tons (7.3 tons) of raw goods from rural areas to towns or cities of the eastern United States, typically bringing back commodified goods in exchange.
  • Common presences in the northeast, especially Pennsylvania, as thousands of them may have traveled to different areas annually.
  • Although it was sometimes used for westward frontier travel in the 19th century, lightweight and cheaper covered wagons were generally preferred by the pioneers.
  • The Nissen wagon, likely deriving from Conestoga wagons, was also lightweight despite superficially resembling them and was a dominant vehicle type in the southeastern states compared to the heavyweight wagons.

Conestoga wagon usage likely declined as a result of displacement by canals and railroads in the 19th century, which proved to be more efficient means of transporting goods. Despite this, the cultural legacy of the Conestoga wagon endured in the later 19th and 20th centuries as they and other covered wagons became icons of early American history including pioneering, although the romanticized image waned by the 21st century.

WikipediaThe Conestoga Horse
Specialized breed of heavy and large draft animal as well as one of the few horse breeds to have originated from North America. The origins of the breed is unknown, but they probably originated from a few individual horses from Pennsylvania. They were popularly used because of their abilities to haul loaded heavy Conestoga wagons. Conestoga horses typically came in black or bay hair coat colors but were sometimes dapple gray. The Conestoga horse breed went extinct likely as a result of the decline of Conestoga wagon usage.

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