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Warfield restores historic baggage wagon


March 17, 2023

Bob Warfield stands with the baggage wagon he restored and that is on display at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva.

Bob Warfield, a member of the Cherokee Strip Museum's board, took the board's working rule to heart and put it into action when he decided to restore a historic baggage wagon. The wagon had been sitting in pieces at the museum for some time, and upon learning of its history as a baggage wagon used at the train station, Bob was determined to restore and preserve it. He had a special reason for wanting to restore it. He remembered playing on one as a kid when his mother ran the Ingersoll Depot.

Using his carpentry skills and researching old photographs, Bob was able to put the pieces back t...

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