Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I hear a lot of great stories from people about their memories of visiting a blacksmith shop in their youth. Some visitors tell me about relatives that were blacksmiths. I’ve heard about blacksmiths that shod horses and smiths who made precision parts for fire engines and steam turbines! I’ve met men that worked in blacksmith shops on the Erie Canal and on the New York Central Railroad. I’d love to hear more stories and am inviting you to share yours. We are starting a project to record and transcribe these stories. They will be archived in the New York State Historical Association Library. If you would like to share your story or family’s history you can reply to this blog and I will contact you. It doesn’t matter what state you are in, or even the country in which you reside. We would love to hear your story.