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Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Blacksmith Shop

1873

 
 
Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
1. Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.

This log building depicts a small blacksmith shop in the 1800's. A blacksmith created tools, railings, fences, horseshoes, weapons and cooking utensils and was an important and necessary part of pioneer life. Anthony Ward was a wheelwright and blacksmith who fixed wagons for travelers along the Oregon Trail. This log building was built in 1873.
 
Erected by Old Prairie Town.
 
Location. 39° 3.774′ N, 95° 40.987′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Click for map. Marker is in Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 NW Fillmore Street, Topeka KS 66606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Everest Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); David Puff (within shouting distance of this marker); Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Potwin Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Mulvane General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward-Meade Mansion (within shouting distance of
Blacksmith Shop and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2012
2. Blacksmith Shop and Marker
this marker); Ward-Meade Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ward-Meade Park, Topeka KS. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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