The Cadillac Sheep Herder's Wagon

September 7, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

The notion of repurposing the standard sheep herder’s wagon — a 12-foot wooden crate on wheels with a tin roof — first crept into the Western outdoors lifestyle in the 1990s. They became popular enough that building these “gypsy wagons” became a full-time business for Jem Blueher’s Blueher’s Anvil Wagon Works of Belgrade, Montana (about 10 miles west of Bozeman). “The ‘Cadillac’ customer ordered details such as a driver’s bench with a canopy covering, built-in tubes to hold fly fishing rods, a white Naugahyde-lined ceiling, a red tin roof and electrical wiring. The client, who lives in Washington state, will use the wagon as a horse-drawn mobile unit, not just a guest bunk, Blueher said.” In the Billings Gazette.