Kansas City Wesport Wagon Will Be Removed

A sign of the times long after most of the charm of this party district has faded . . . Here's the report on the end of an era . . .

"A piece of Kansas City history and symbol of America’s westward expansion, the covered wagon that has stood for 61 years at the Old Westport Shopping Center at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway will be removed on Wednesday morning.

"The Conestoga-type wagon is from pioneer days (an axle dates to the 1860s), but its canvas is too worn. Its wood boards have been replaced many times. It has become far too deteriorated to remain, said Cooper Weeks, the shopping center’s owner since 1982."

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For 6 decades, a covered wagon stood at this Kansas City corner. It's getting replaced

The Conestoga-type wagon is said to be from the 1860s. "It's in bad shape. It's falling down."