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Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fippin's Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Fippin's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
1. Fippin's Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  
Built in the mid 1850’s by John Fippin and John Single. Fippin married Single’s daughter, Julia, in 1867, and they raised 10 children. Local legend has it that one of Lotta Crabtree’s earliest performances was atop the anvil here. The building today is a combination of the original blacksmith shop and Single’s carpenter shop. W.H. (Bill) Fippin and Frank A. Fippin followed their father as smiths and ran the business until well into the 20th century. Members of the Fippin and Single families have served Rough and Ready for generations as county officials, school trustees and postmasters.
 
Erected 2003 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus of Nevada City, California.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 39° 13.771′ N, 121° 8.311′ W. Marker is in Rough and Ready, California, in Nevada County. Marker
Fippin's Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
2. Fippin's Blacksmith Shop
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is on Rough and Ready Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rough and Ready CA 95975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Republic of Rough and Ready (here, next to this marker); Rough and Ready (within shouting distance of this marker); Toll Road Stake (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rough and Ready Toll House (about 700 feet away); Indian Grinding Rock (about 700 feet away); Rowe Saw Mill (about 700 feet away); The China Wall (about 700 feet away); Lyman Gilmore, Jr. (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rough and Ready.
 
Regarding Fippin's Blacksmith Shop. Recommend seeing the nearby Rough and Ready and Republic of Rough and Ready markers.
 
Also see . . .  Lotta Crabtree. History of American Women website entry (Submitted on October 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Smaller Marker on the Right Side of Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
3. Smaller Marker on the Right Side of Building
Fippin Blacksmith Shop Restoration and Maintenance
The Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce, representing a grateful community, hereby expresses their appreciation to the "Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers" in providing both the funds and the labor for repair and maintenance of the Fippin Blacksmith Shop
Dedicated September 26, 2004
California Historical Landmark Directional Sign Now Attached to Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
4. California Historical Landmark Directional Sign Now Attached to Building
This sign previously stood on the highway
Little Town of Rough and Ready image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eastman's Studio, Susanville, Ca
5. Little Town of Rough and Ready
This postcard is of a photo of the California Historical Landmark directional sign (now mounted on the building) when it was located on the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022