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This category will locate, photograph, and waymark existing, historical, and former blacksmith shops.
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BLACKSMITH SHOPS

The trade of the blacksmith dates back to antiquity, with one of the classical Greek gods working as the smithy for that pantheon. Blacksmith shops are likely as old as the profession itself, with the tools of the trade largely unchanged much over the course of history. All a blacksmith needs for his shop is a fire to melt the metal, a hard surface upon which to shape the metal, and tools with which to beat the metal into shape. Thus, blacksmith shops are almost a universal no matter what culture or time period they occur in.
Every blacksmith's shop had the same basic essentials. First there is the forge. Although it puts out a lot of heat, the blacksmith usually works with hot coals and embers rather than a fire. Then there is the anvil, often situated on a pedestal. Tools may vary slightly, but there is generally a hammer and tongs. There is also a barrel of water or other similar item in the shop. Various shaping tools would also be in the shop, but these would vary according to the work the shop does. Custom built tools known as jigs are often crafted for specific tasks.

Nowadays many blacksmiths are artisans, producing custom made works that may be functional or merely decorative. A number of modern blacksmiths ply their trade in period shops at various renaissance festivals or centers.  Despite the modern age, the interior of blacksmith’s shops remains the same as they have been for centuries. Although locations may be more contemporary, say in a modern building rather than a period wood-frame shop, the tools inside the shop would be familiar to a blacksmith from the past

Some historical blacksmith shops still exist, but no longer operate as a blacksmith shop.  For example, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar in New Orleans.  There are no horse shoeing going on here, just some hammering... if you know what I mean.



 

Instructions for Posting a Blacksmith Shops Waymark:
This category well accept Blacksmith Shops that are currently operating, historic recreations, and those that are no longer working as such, whether closed up or operating as something else (though it must have signage or a plaque to support it's past use as a blacksmith shop). An historic marker on the location of a long gone blacksmith shop will also be accepted . (Please add any historical pictures if available)
Most temporary blacksmith shops will not be accepted with the exception of Renaissance Festivals that have permanent structures for their smithy's (no tents or tarps).

Photographs are a MUST with at least two pictures to qualify for consideration.
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Blacksmith ShopsYolo County Historical Museum Blacksmith Shop - Woodland, CA

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A blacksmith shop at the Yolo County Historical Museum. The shop is used for educational purposes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/4/2009

last visited: 4/17/2011

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Blacksmith ShopsYolo Blacksmith - Yolo, CA

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A modern blacksmith shop in Yolo, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/4/2009

last visited: 12/4/2009

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Blacksmith ShopsThe Henry Haus Blacksmith and Wagonmaker Shop - Pope Valley, CA

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A former blacksmith shop in Pope Valley, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/16/2009

last visited: 10/16/2009

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Blacksmith ShopsAuburn Iron Works - Auburn, CA

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The Auburn Iron Works may well be the oldest continuously operating blacksmith shop in Northern California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/21/2010

last visited: never

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Blacksmith ShopsColoma Blacksmith - Coloma, CA

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A blacksmith shop at Coloma, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/9/2014

last visited: never

Image for Fippin Blacksmith Shop - Rough & Ready, CAview gallery

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Blacksmith ShopsFippin Blacksmith Shop - Rough & Ready, CA

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This shop was built in 1849. It's one of the few buildings that survived two fires in the Republic of Rough & Ready!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Free2bme29

location: California

date approved: 10/14/2009

last visited: never

Image for Blacksmith Shop - Mokelumne Hill, CAview gallery

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Blacksmith ShopsBlacksmith Shop - Mokelumne Hill, CA

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A blacksmith shop in Mokelumne Hill, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/10/2011

last visited: never

Image for Edwin Klockars Blacksmithing - San Francisco, CAview gallery

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Blacksmith ShopsEdwin Klockars Blacksmithing - San Francisco, CA

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A historic blacksmith shop in downtown San Francisco. The shop is still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/29/2009

last visited: 1/5/2010

Image for Alameda County Fairgrounds Blacksmith Shop - Pleasanton, CAview gallery

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Blacksmith ShopsAlameda County Fairgrounds Blacksmith Shop - Pleasanton, CA

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A blacksmith shop in Pleasanton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/8/2011

last visited: never

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Blacksmith ShopsDakin Blacksmith Shop - Knights Ferry, California

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The sign out front proudly proclaims Dakins Blacksmith shop 1853

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: California

date approved: 1/19/2010

last visited: 9/24/2009

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Blacksmith ShopsBlacksmith Shop - San Jose, CA

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This blacksmith shop is located in Kelley Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/11/2012

last visited: 11/10/2014

Image for Deer Hollow Farm Blacksmith Shed - Mountain View , CAview gallery

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Blacksmith ShopsDeer Hollow Farm Blacksmith Shed - Mountain View , CA

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A former blacksmith shed on the grounds of Deer Hollow Farm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/1/2012

last visited: never

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Blacksmith ShopsMcClellan Ranch Park Blacksmith Shop - Cupertino, CA.

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A blacksmith shop at McClellan Ranch Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2010

last visited: 5/19/2010

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