Pioneer Village Blacksmith Shop
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.567 W 119° 01.328
11S E 316350 N 3918480
Quick Description: This historical Blacksmith Shop has been relocated to the grounds of the Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2013 9:40:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMJDYM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
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Long Description:
The interpretive sign at the Blacksmith Shop reads:

Blacksmith Shop

Many large farms and ranches throughout Kern County operated a blacksmith shop to make and repair tools.

This blacksmith shop was built at the Calloway Ranch around 1890. The Calloway Ranch was located near the Kern County Land Company’s Rosedale Colony northwest of Bakersfield.

Many trades were practiced in a ranch’s blacksmith shop. Blacksmiths shaped metal using various tools including a forge, hammer, anvil, tongs and a vise. Farriers affixed metal shoes to the bottom of horses’ hooves. Wheelwrights made and repaired buggy and wagon wheels.

The Kern County Land Company donated this structure to the museum in 1950.

Operating Status: Re-creation / Educational

Kern County Museum ~ Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California

Web Address: Not listed

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