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Chuck Wagon Photograph via Ed Bowman

Identifier: H0000-013

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photograph of a chuckwagon.


  • 1942


Conditions Governing Access

The Chuck Wagon Photograph via Ed Bowman has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Chuck Wagon Photograph via Ed Bowman is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.

Biographical / Historical

On a cattle drive, the chuck wagon was as important to the drive’s success as a good pair of cowboy boots were to the cowboy. Invented by Charles Goodnight for use on the initial cattle drives out of Texas, the chuck wagon’s tradition is kept alive today by Old West enthusiasts who compete and appear at events across the country.


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Language of Materials



The collection consists of one photograph of a chuck wagon.

Processing Information

This collection was gifted to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1966 by the Ed Bowman Estate.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

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Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73111 United States