431 East College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Toll free: 800-233-8787
Dr. Clayton E. Ray146 Hudson Road
Falmouth, VA 22405-3563
Cathy L. Wegener, CPRPSuperintendent of Interpretive Services
Berks County Heritage Center
2201 Tulpehocken Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Clayton E. Ray was born in a farming community in central Indiana. He holds Geology degrees from Harvard University (A.B., 1955; A.M., 1958; Ph.D., 1962), and taught at the University of Florida, Gainesville, while serving as Assistant Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. In 1963, he relocated to the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from where he retired as curator emeritus in 1994.
Ray continues to keep a hand in his past career through studying remains of ancient animals at the Smithsonian, while living in the past on an old farm near Fredericksburg, VA, surrounded by his family, Suffolk draft horses, horse-drawn equipment (including two Gruber wagons), and a variety of antique tools, most of which he routinely uses. These continuing interests have led to many visits to southeastern Pennsylvania where the horse-drawn era survives and have inspired him to make Paul Kube's unique contribution widely known and available through the preparation of this book, with assistance from Cathy Wegener.
Cathy L. Wegener is Superintendent of Interpretive Services, Berks County Heritage Center, Parks & Recreation Department, in Wyomissing, PA. She is in charge of the Gruber Wagon Works, its preservation, and its interpretive programs.
All royalties earned from the sale of Wagon-Making in the United States will be donated to the Berks County Parks and Recreation Board, and are designated specifically and exclusively for the support of the Gruber Wagon Works.