Fippin Blacksmith Shop - Rough & Ready, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Free2bme29
N 39° 13.785 W 121° 08.282
10S E 660713 N 4343924
Quick Description: This shop was built in 1849. It's one of the few buildings that survived two fires in the Republic of Rough & Ready!
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2009 8:43:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM7ECY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
Views: 4

Long Description:
John Single, a carpenter built the shop in 1849. In 1867, Single's daughter Julia married John Fippin. Their son William H. Fippin ran the blacksmith shop. The building houses some of the original pieces from the 1850s. The blacksmith shop is open for special occasions including the Chili Cook-off.
Lotta Crabtree performed songs and danced on an anvil at Fippin's Blacksmith Shop when she was only 6 years old. Lotta performed for the miners at the shop and in the gold fields before becoming famous. She eventually moved on to San Francisco and New York.
Operating Status: Re-creation / Educational

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14508 Rough & Ready Highway
Rough & Ready, CA USA

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