Fire Engine

The exhibit Wagons, Wheels, and Wings touches on transportation from a dugout canoe to a 1922 fire engine.

The Gift Station contains books, videos, and souvenirs related to all types of transportation.

Wagons, Wheels, and Wings

The Master Mechanic's Office once housed the head of operations for Spencer Shops, but today the exhibit Wagons, Wheels, and Wings and a gift shop fill the historic structure. Displays trace the story of all forms of transportation in the state, including a Conestoga wagon, a corduroy road, and an amphibious airplane built by a North Carolinian in his backyard! Andrew Holshouser of Rowan County built the Conestoga wagon prior to 1810, and the 1922 fire engine was involved in a deadly crash in Lexington, N.C.


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