All these smokers/cookers were made by individuals for this fair
competition. They were made of very heavy gauge metals. The lids were so
heavy I could barely lift one, and it was a small cooker.
I know, first thought, is that animal would be a lot of steaks and meat for
those cookers! This was a LARGE animal!
Above: A 1903 John Deere Chuck Wagon. This type of wagon would be
loaded up with coffee, beans, flour, rice and cured meats for cattle drives.
There was a nice demonstration about cattle drives at the Rio Grande Livestock Show.