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Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Anvil Firing

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. Anvil Firing Marker
Inscription. This monument dedicated to the fond remembrance of Archie Arbuckle who from false Armistice Day 1918 until his death July 11th, 1970 fired the anvil each 4th of July.

Anvil firing has been a tradition with the Arbuckle family for 5 generations.

We deem this anvil a fitting tribute to the memory of Archie and to the Arbuckle family and that the sound of the anvil firing shall be heard in Weaverville each 4th of July.
 
Erected 1979 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter No. 62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 43.835′ N, 122° 56.017′ W. Marker is in Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker can be reached from Park Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located in the Lowden Park Recreational Hall parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Tong War (approx. mile away); Trinity Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paymaster Mine Stampmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pacific Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. Anvil Firing Marker
away); Won Lim Miao (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joss House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Weaverville Chinatown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee Family Ranch House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Weaverville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Fine Art of Anvil Firing - ECV 150. When called upon, the local Blacksmith would place one anvil on top of another with a small charge of black powder in between. When the powder's fuse was touched off by a long red-hot iron rod, the resulting explosion would send the upper anvil flying into the air, and the deafening sound would echo through the remote camps in the hills and canyons alerting everyone of a mine cave-in, fire, or other danger. (Submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. 4th of July-Avil firing-Seward, Nebr. - YouTube. Don't try this at home or without supervision. (Submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

3. Anvil Firing - YouTube. Don't try this at home or without supervision. (Submitted on June 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
3. Anvil Firing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 4 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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