A cowboy and his sleeping friend with their Chuck Wagon (the first food cart), cooking up some grub. 1908.
The chuckwagon was an important part of life on the trail, as it provided the cowboys with much-needed sustenance and a place to gather and socialize after a long day of herding cattle. The chuckwagon cook was often a beloved figure among the cowboys, and many of the meals he prepared, such as beans, biscuits, and stew, have become iconic dishes associated with the American West.
The name "chuckwagon" comes from the term "chuck," which was the slang term for food in the western United States during that time. The chuckwagon was usually driven by a cook, known as a "chuckwagon cook," who was responsible for preparing meals for the cowboys.
Used grease or lard bucket was carried under rear axle to periodically grease wheel hubs. Very good video.
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