WE GAVE BIRTH TO AN IDEA.
NOW WE HAD TO NAME IT.
Finding the right name for a product as revolutionary as the Ursa Wagon was a surprisingly difficult thing to do. We set out to find a name that captured the essence of our Wagon-its single-handed ease and versatility. And, as with any adventure, we learned a few things along the way.
First we considered names of animals, geographical formations, and mythology to name a few, but ultimately rejected these names because they were not as unique as our Wagon. Then, just when we felt there must have been something we missed along the way, the name came to us.
We were riding home in the car on a snowy night when we began talking about our Wagon and how it reminded us of the Big Dipper. We noted that the Big Dipper even dumps as it revolves around the North Star. The similarities were too uncanny to ignore. So we did a little research into the constellation and turned up an interesting fact: We were not the only ones who saw a resemblance between the Big Dipper and a wagon or wain. It appeared that, driving in the car that night, we stumbled upon that something we thought we had missed.
Our research found that in Greece, China and many countries throughout Northern Europe, our Big Dipper, known scientifically as Ursa Major (Latin for Great Bear), is also called the Great Wagon/Wain. In fact, it is referred to as such in both Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey!
It was a sign, literally, from above. We agreed on "Ursa" instantly. And so Ursa it is. We even incorporated the Great Wagon of the sky into our logo. So now you can say that Ursa Wagons are the Great Wagon on earth. At least, that's what we like to think.
You've heard our story, now tell us yours. We'd love to hear what you think about the Ursa. It's easy, really, even if you have to use two hands.