Travel in the 1800s was very different than it is today. Without cars, people traveled by foot, horse or stagecoach. In 1861, Mark Twain describes the stagecoach in his book “Roughing It” as a cradle on wheels. In fact, because of its unique construction, the stagecoach rocked as it moved instead of bouncing on steel springs. However, many of Twain’s fellow travelers might have disagreed — poor weather, uneven roads, and the fear of bandits made stagecoach travel anything but comfortable!
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Wearing a traditional white jacket and toque (tall chef hat), this chef is working hard to cook a delicious Christmas dinner, but first, she has a plate of cheese and grapes and some wine for her guests to enjoy before the meal is served. Learn More
Grandfather and cuckoo clocks have been around for centuries. Starting in the 18th century, quality cuckoo clocks began being produced in the Black Forest region of Germany, and have been synonymous with the area ever since. Learn More
Decorated nutcrackers date back to the 15th century, when they first appeared in Germany and depicted soldiers, knights, and kings. Over the years, nutcrackers became popular as decorations, especially at Christmas time. This vendor is out on the street selling his wares out of a hand-woven basket. Learn More
Our Woman Selling Gingerbread has a Christmas stall filled with Lebkuchenherzen - freshly baked gingerbread hearts. These cookies make great Christmas decorations and gifts for friends and family! Learn More