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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Central States News: American Pioneer-era Blacksmith's Shop - Museum Opens in Summerfield KS

If- like me- you're a fan of the various media depictions of the "Old West-" you know what the importance  the town blacksmith had in the civic scheme of things.


If not- there's asking any sore-hoofed horse from that time or the Wikipedia description.


Regardless- the MARYSVILLE (KS) ADVOCATE reports the restoration and grand opening of an old-time blacksmith's shop in the small far-northeastern Marshall county Kansas town of Summerfield (on the Nebraska border).

A Beatrice NE couple- Dave and Liz Zahm- bought the run-down shop in 2007- according to the MA story- and have restored the shop that was built in the late 19th-century to it's original condition and added a blacksmithing museum.

The grand opening is August 20-21 with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday and "Re-enactments going on all day Saturday, plus "FLINTNAPPING, WHEELWRIGHT, ROPEMAKEING, DUTCH OVEN COOKING, AND MUCH MORE."

The KNBE-1450 AM radio Website also states a "DUTCH OVEN SUPPER SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 5-7 (pm).

1 comment:

Superdave said...

I see a road trip a coming