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Old School Maker Cool

I recently endured celebrated my fiftieth birthday.  As a gift, my father gave me this wagon that he's had for many years.  It was originally made by Dad's uncle, Art Nelson near Brainerd, Minnesota, sometime in the 60's.  I used to look at it when I was a kid and it was one of my favorite things.

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Art was a carpenter and making these was his hobby.  When he passed away I was about 14.  I remember going to the wake and the guys all gathered in Art's workshop.  It was tidy and warm and there were dozens of wagons like this on shelves - all different.   I have no idea what happened to them all.