Arkansas Invention That Has Delighted Kids at Christmas for Years
The Christmas season can be a very joyous occasion when it comes to remembering a special gift or toy you received under the tree Christmas morning.
The Wonder Horse became very popular with young children up to 7 years old during the 1950s and into the 80s. Through the years various models of the horse were created and gave instant gratification to children all over the world.
I was a very small child when I got my first Wonder Horse under the Christmas tree and my eyes lit up the moment I saw it. My parents even bought me a cowboy hat with a toy gun and holster so every time I climbed on the horse, I would feel just like a real cowboy. That was one of the most memorable Christmases I can recall along with my brother growing up in Texarkana.
The Randolph County Heritage Museum in Arkansas has an original version of the horse on display where visitors can learn more about its history and origin. Thanks to William Baltz his idea has given a generation of families something to remember for a lifetime.
You can purchase a vintage Wonder Horse on eBay.
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