This may say like a dumb picture, but it was a very necessary part of the Exodus. When word came from Brigham Young that the Saints must prepare to leave, these shops were among the most important in Nauvoo. They prepared the wagons to leave. But there were other spots that were turned into wagon shops--the Cultural Hall for example. Even homes became wagon shops. George A. Smith and his wife, Bathsheba, used their living room as a place where wagons wheels were made. The 6000 sq. ft. tarp that was to be used as a tabernacle soon became covers for wagons. When a prophet said go, these people not only listened, they hearkened.