Workers from Kohler Co. Landscaping help staff move an 1885 steam-powered pumper. The Wade House carriage collection is unmatched in the nation, containing more than 60 vehicles.
GREENBUSH -- The milk trucks, fire wagons and carriages in the Wade House's extensive collection of horse-drawn vehicles were built tough.
Despite the steel-rimmed wheels and early versions of shock absorbers, the collection - considered the only one of its kind in the nation - is being handled with TLC as it moves out of the old Wesley Jung Carriage Museum on the grounds of the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush and into its new digs in the new, not-quite-finished visitors center and museum.
The $14-million center, constructed on a bluff overlooking Highway 23, is part of a multi-year ...