Western Saddle and a Buggy with trappings from the turn of the
welcome visitors to the
Transportation of the West Museum .
The buggy is estimated
to be 100 years old, judging by the square nails used in its
construction. It was purchased in Canada and brought to Monte
Vista, where Gordon and Roena Rowe acquired it.
years it was shown with the original finish, then later restored to
its present condition. With Roena driving and Gordon greeting
the public, the buggy participated in many parades throughout the
Valley. The Rowes dressed according to parade themes -- one
highlight was Roena in a scanty costume as a "Lady of the Night"
with Gordon doubling as "Diamond Jim Brady".
faithful Arabian horse who pulled the buggy, died in 1998 at the age
of 30 years.
This buggy, Zeke, and the Rowes appeared in
newspapers throughout the state and were awarded many prizes during their show days.
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