Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fippin's Blacksmith Shop
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 & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable 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 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.)
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