Thursday, September 27, 2012

Somerset #4

Somerset Steam and Gas Pasture Party - 2012 - Orange County, Virginia 

The blacksmith played a crucial role in the rural economy well into the 20th century. This modern day smith was forging old railroad spikes into knives, but in the days before interchangeable parts and easy access to needed hardware, the blacksmith was often called on to make simple parts to repair tractors and other farm machinery.

A few minutes rest in the woodpile


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