James Shaull Wagon Train
James Shaull Wagon Train Foundation, Inc. was formed and incorporated
in August 2000 in honor of
James Shaull. “Jimmy” who
farmed with his Belgian horses, participated in the Presidential
Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. and Baltimore’s Inner
Harbor ceremonies as well as annual wagon trains and parades
in the surrounding area. He was Wagon Master for the National
Festival in the year 2000. Shortly after the wagon train he
passed away at the age of 56 in a tractor accident.
He loved to show the public his horses and the simplicity of life before motorized
vehicles. People would glimpse this heritage as he plowed his fields with his
four abreast Belgian horse hitch. Sometimes as many as 100 cars would line up
by his fields on the Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro, Maryland to watch. He is sorely
Missed by those who knew of his love of horses and wagons.
What is the Foundation?
Consisting entirely of volunteers, the Foundation’s mission
is to continue educating the public about the heritage that laid
the foundation of our country. It’s purpose as a 501(c)3
not-for-profit organization is to raise funds necessary to allow
wagon trains to continue to “roll forward”.
Short & Long Term Goals
The specific short term goal is to continue the National
Pike Festival Wagon Train which retraces the route of the Old National
Road that helped to open
With state, local, and private funding, the Foundation will offer educational
and historical wagon trains through the state of Maryland.