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12-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Anyone out their have a original Studebaker Wheel Barrel

12-01-2013, 08:27 PM
I am talking to a person who runs the Studebaker Wheelbarrow races here in Placerville, ca

12-01-2013, 08:32 PM
A local Studebaker guy in Mattapoisett, Mass. says that his wheelbarrow is an original.

12-02-2013, 07:03 AM
Yes, I was in a hurry. I am talking to a person who runs the Studebaker Wheelbarrow races here in Placerville, ca

I assume they know there is an original in the Eldorado County Museum at Placerville.

Pat Dilling
12-02-2013, 12:03 PM
There is this one at the California Auto Museum in Sacramento. I have no clue as to its true heritage.


12-02-2013, 12:16 PM
There was one at the Tri-State meet this year but I did not determine if it was an original or a repro. FYI: There has been one advertised on the west coast for a while now that is not a Studebaker. the experts here told me the wheel and several other things were not Studebaker designs. Steve

12-03-2013, 10:43 AM
Pat, I was contacted by the event manager of the Studebaker WheelBarrow Races. They want our Staple Club present at the next event. They would like to have our cars parked at the event. Roy

Bordeaux Daytona
12-03-2013, 11:24 AM
There's footage of the museum's wheelbarrow and of 1950's races too.


12-03-2013, 12:27 PM
Anyone know if the hand carts used by the (poorer...folks who couldn't afford a wagon) LDS members who walked to Utah were made by Studebaker?

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12-03-2013, 12:44 PM
"The Clampers"
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An old and honored organization.
One which was and is key and vital in the history of the Gold Rush era.

12-03-2013, 04:18 PM
When did the Mormons (LDS-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) begin their trek to "this is the place" in U.T.?

In 1852, after "Wheelbarrow Johnnie" made his fortune 'mining the miners' in Placerville (formerly Hangtown, formerly Dry Diggins), he took his $8,000.00 and moved back to South Bend.

Where would Mormons have acquired Studebaker wheelbarrows? AFAIK, they walked, pulled hand carts and rode in wagons to Brigham Young's 'this is the place.'

Two other people who later became famous also 'mined the miners' in Placerville. Armour owned a butcher shop and Levi Strauss made clothing from sail canvas.

12-03-2013, 07:13 PM
We toured the museum in Placerville and saw an original. The front wheel spokes were the givaway. The original ones had alternating spokes. Those of us that were at the meeting will understand when I say it was one of our more interesting meetings.