Murl & Marie Little 580 497 2186
They have been our wagon masters for several years. Both Murl and Marie have been active in the
group , as well as other members of their family. Story to follow...
Jim & JoAnn McClellan 580 983 2463
In 1989 we sold our milk cows and bough a team of Belgian horses and an old rubber tired wagon. We did not
know how to harness a team, so I asked my dad if he would help me. My dad used to work the fields using a team and plows.
We finally got it all fixed and climbed into the wagon and that was my first run-away. There have been several
since that time.
The first trip we took in our wagon was to Elk City, OK along with several others in this wagon train group.
We now make trips to Shamrock, TX, Canadion, TX and Elk City, OK. We have enjoyed being part of the wagon train
and meeting lots of people. We have had a few wrecks and near wrecks.
We now have a team of sorrel mules which is the 5th team I have owned since I joined the wagon group.
JIM & JOANN'S MULES
Bob & Donna Manhart 580 983 2315
Wayne & Shelly Little 580 497 2324
Manual & Faye Hensley 580 497 3485
Wendell & Carolyn Coots 580 497 3464
They have several teams of horses and have been members for -----years. They have three grandchildren, Anthony,
Sherisa, and Britney, who take part in all the activities with them. Wendell and Carolyn now have a commercial business
with their teams and wagons and it is called RED HILLS EXPRESS in Cheyenne, OK. They do celebrations,
weddings, funerals and private parties, proms and etc. Please contact Wendell or Carolyn at the above phone number or
Rt. 1 Cheyenne, Oklahoma 73628
|ONE OF WENDELL AND CAROLYN'S WAGONS
Doyle & Mary Burrows 580 497 3792
Doyle started riding with the wagon train in 1990. He would ride a horse usually with one of his children or friends.
He rode the first leg of the Pack Saddle Bridge trip and several trips to Elk City. He remembers riding to Coyote
Hills from Cheyenne also. My wife would never go with me, but said if I would build a wagon like the others had, she
would go with me. My first wagon was on a motorcycle frame and was like a little buckboard with just a seat and back
bed. She helped paint it and went with me on a ride from the McClellan place to Cheyenne. I was using two Shetland
type ponies to pull.
I finished a covered wagon, with a top and she helped me paint and finish this wagon. We
painted it bright red and she sewed the canvas for the top. We put in a little room for a porta-potty in the back and
we made a little covered wagon sign for the back. I was still pulling with the ponies. I needed bigger horses so
I switched to a Mustang and Missouri Fox-Trotter team. These horses were too high spirited and I needed a team
of calmer horses. These were spooked by their own shadows....
I bought a Percheron stallion in KS and for the past four years have been raising and training the new team. They
are Mustang/Percheron combination and we made our first parade in Shamrock, TX. 2002. We were tied to Jim's wagon for
safety as they was a large crowd in that parade. I had them in Sayre parade the next weekend for the first time solo. I
have been in several other parades now and the team is doing great. See picture of Tornado & Stormy below.
TORNADO & STORMY
Joe & Faye Mong 580 534 2314