Moses Wilder Blacksmith Shop - Sturbridge, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.280 W 072° 05.744
18T E 740140 N 4665480
Quick Description: Moses Wilder Blacksmith Shop is located in Old Sturbridge Village, a re-created village from the early 19th century.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 3:18:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMD0W0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
Old Sturbridge Village tells the story of rural Massachusetts in the 1830s. The Moses Wilder Blacksmith Shop is a 30' by 25' structure that was acquired by Old Sturbridge Village in 1957. During the 1830s the blacksmith shop provided for horse and oxen shoes as well as tools, implements and repairs for local villagers.

The shop is fully equipped, functional and staffed so that visitors can watch a pair of blacksmiths at work. The stone and timber building has two brick side draft forges that share a single chimney. A sheet metal shroud guides smoke into the entrance of the chimney. Bellows on either side provide air for the forge fire. The top of the chimney reached about 3.5' above the roof providing excellent draft.
Operating Status: Re-creation / Educational

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Old Sturbridge Village
One Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA United States

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