Quincy Museum acquires Parson’s Low-Down Wagon

EARLVILLE – The Quincy Square Museum in the Village of Earlville is dedicated to providing programs and information about the history of Earlville and the surrounding area. In the past, these programs have provided information about items and events that helped shape the future of the village.



On Saturday, Sept. 8, one such item that was important in the history of Earlville will be brought home. The Quincy Square Museum will hold a “Welcome Home Party” for an original Parsons’ Low-Down Wagon.

According to Historian Rose Wellman, who wrote a book on the subject, in the late 1800s and early 1900s Parsons’ Low-Down Wagons were manufactured in Earlville on the western end of town. “These wagons were unique because of their step-up into or-down from the wagon, making it easier for the owner to use for delivering milk, meats, bakery items or whatever was home delivered at that time,” Wellman said.


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