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Blacksmith Shop

Rural communities almost always had a blacksmith shop for crafting hardware such as nails, hinges and wheel rims.

Their services to farming families were vital for mending horse shoes and repairing broken wagon parts.

When country folk suffered from a bad tooth, likely it was the blacksmith they went to see for relief. The blacksmith often served as the local veterinarian as well.

The tools displayed in our blacksmith shop exhibit have been donated by former Macclenny city councilman, Mr. B. J. Cannon, an avid restorer of antique cars.