This is a black and white photo of old broken rims. They may even be off of the famous Red River Carts. Red River Carts or charettes in French, were used during the fur trade in the Red River area. One of the first carts was used in Pembina, North Dakota and expanded from there. They were mainly pulled by oxen but also horses and mules. The cart was so buoyant that it could float over streams yet strong enough to carry 1000 pounds. One reason that the famous roads Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba are so large is because these Red River Carts were wide and so the streets today are wide and open compared to most other downtown areas around the world.
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