Did you ever wonder how a station wagon got its name? This is a plan for a model manufactured by Litchfield’s own carriage makers, Flynn & Doyle. The wagons were designed to transport train travelers to and from their final destination or place of departure.
Earlier in the 19th Century, travelers and mail were transported via stagecoach.
This photo of a stagecoach notes that it was sold in Danbury in the early 20th Century for $800.
This advertisement from 1827 describes the Aerial Phaeton. It sounds like an early amusement park ride.