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A four-wheeled wooden vehicle that is pulled by draft animals such as oxen and horses. They generally have metal wheels and a suspension system to help navigate. These vehicles have been used for the last 2,000 years; however, with the advent of motorized vehicles they have fallen into disuse.

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"Family and goods in wagon. White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, 1934" by U.S. National Archives and Records Administration is licensed under Public Domain.