Auburn Iron Works - Auburn, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 38° 54.169 W 121° 03.988
10S E 667663 N 4307769
Quick Description: The Auburn Iron Works may well be the oldest continuously operating blacksmith shop in Northern California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 6:12:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM9ZCF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Laxson
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Long Description:
From the Auburn Chamber of Commerce:

Built over the Boardman Canal, the Auburn Iron Works may well be the oldest continuously operating blacksmith shop in Northern California.

A plaque in front of the building reads:


AUBURN IRON WORKS

  The Central Pacific Railroad reached Auburn in 1865.
This site has been a blacksmithing shop since shortly thereafter. In 1890 it became known as Auburn Iron Works. Blacksmithing, one of the most valuable trades in the foothills, provided services to mining operations, transportation needs, agriculturals concerns, and continues today as a valuable asset to the community. Because of early owners like Smith and Sandorffer, to more recent owner "Red" Gebhart and current owner Norma Harris, Auburn Iron Works has the distinction of having been in continuous operation for over 100 years.

Dedicated March 14, 1992 by Auburn Parlor No. 59 and
Grand President Thomas W. Perazzo
Native Sons of the Golden West


Operating Status: Operating

Web Address: [Web Link]

Address:
578 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA USA
95603


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