When the first Wagon Days Parade was held in 1958, a few dozen wagons and teams rolled down Main Street. The “Big Hitch,” as the Lewis Ore Wagons are called, thundered down the road as they have in every Wagon Days Parade since. The Lewis Wagons are the only ones of their kind in existence. These massive wagons were larger than an average freight wagon and built to withstand the extreme stresses when loaded with ore to travel the road over Trail Creek Summit. Seven wagons make up the Ore Wagon Museum Collection.
City of Ketchum Ore Wagon Museum Ketchum, Blaine County
Location: 500 North East Ave, Ketchum, Idaho 83340