Wagon Master Clifton
Luna, 83, of the West Plains Wagon Club shown here with Kit, 11 and
Coy and Kathy Stone
from Viola, Arkansas. They are also members of the Gee and Haw Club.
Kathy has recently retired and is pleased to get to make the trip.
Their mules, Izack and Ginger, are half-brother and sister about
nine years old.
Jerry Sanders of
Norwood in his 3/4 size Springfield wagon. He has been participating
in this trail ride since 1993.
Eddie Combs of
Myrtle, MO, makes this Mansfield train for the first time. This is
his third year in the West Plains Wagon Club. His mules are full
sisters Ruth, 4 years old, and Rose, 5.
Vernon Crow from
Salem, Arkansas in Fulton County is also a member of the Gee and Haw
Club there. This year his daughter-in-law Terry and grandson Cameron
came along as outriders. The mules are full sisters, Chyanne, 7
years old and Sue, 4.
Clifton Luna in the
lead wagon heads up Cold Springs Road.
Ruby Proctor and
outrider Gary Carter enjoy the scene from the porch at Henson's
Store. In the background Champion Sharon visits with Sherrie Jarvis
of Odessa, MO.
Jim and Judy Cantrell
of Mansfield are making their first trip in this wagon. They have
ridden this trail for the last twelve years. Willie and Wink are
their mules and they are mother and daughter.
Shelby Blades drove
this wagon for the first time in last year's train. He had
previously been an outrider for a number of years.
This wagon is owned
and driven by Ed Janes of Norwood.
Cliff Boyles of
Myrtle has been an outrider with this train for 'years.'
Paul Uhlman of
Gentryville on Miss Spott.
Collins of Lynchburg and Sherrie Jarvis of Odessa, MO pause for
refeshment at Champion.
Outriders take the
lead as the wagon train prepares to leave Champion.
Outrider Bryn Ulmer
of Stokes, Arkansas, has been with the Gee and Haw Club for about
Mr. Crawford of the
West Plains Wagon Club heads up a 'no-shuttle' ride in the spring
and the fall every year. The ride is generally about 100 miles and
participants must bring all their own food, feed, and gear for the
trip as they have no support on the trail.
Kenneth McIntosh of
Macomb is shown here in his buggy with mules Meg and Peg.
Riders water their
horses before hitting the trail again.
Champion...See you next year!