The Blacksmith Shop was essential to our early loggers and settlers. This building showcases the metal working skills and tools of the trade. It houses a working forge and an anvil that are used by visiting blacksmiths who share their skills for special events.
A blacksmith was necessary for creating and fabricating the many tools needed just to live. Anything made out of metal was molded and shaped here to fit their needs. Blacksmiths were important on the frontier because they could make crowbars, axles, axes, plows, and other needed implements. They also created fine metal parts like hinges, hoops for wooden barrels, nails, and pots. The blacksmith had a general knowledge of how to make and repair many things, from the most complex of items to simple objects.