The BSHS Pioneer Wagon has a Unique History of Its Own


August 2, 2023

The 1963 State Champions Boys Basketball team riding in wagon.

By Erik Sietsema

With discussion of the impending upgrades to the north side of the High School, I found myself wondering where the Big Sandy Pioneers wagon came from and when it was initially installed in the courtyard. An inspection of the wagon itself makes it obvious that it was a working covered wagon at one time.

My research into the wagon's origin began with a series of phone calls to Big Sandy alumni and long time staffers. The universal response was uncertainty. Most off the alumni said that the wagon was installed after they graduated. The staff all commented that it was added before...

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