In the years following his arrival in Boonville in 1852, Louis
Weyland followed his lifelong dream and became a master
wagon builder. For many years, his firm produced a wide
variety of wagons, carriages and buggies. When they grew up,
two of his sons, Louis Frederick and Charles, joined their
father in the family business.
They carried on the business after their father's death in
1905. Two of the finest pieces of craftsmanship ever
produced by the Weyland carriage works in Boonville were
built in 1910, just as the era of the horse and buggy was
drawing to a close. These two carriages are showcased on the
next page. To view them, simply click here:
THE BOONVILLE WAGON WORKS, CIRCA 1910. NOTE THE ACETYLENE TORCH,
THE LATEST IN MODERN TECHNOLOGY AT THAT TIME.