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Farriers

 
 
Farriers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
1. Farriers Marker
Inscription.  The farrier is as critical to the success of the modern racehorse as a well-drilled team changing the tires on the modern racing car. Farriers form and fit the shoes to each horse as required by training and racing events. The adjacent grave is unmarked, and is unusual because it has a horseshoe embedded in it. Is the horseshoe a sign of occupation, or a sign of luck? The two horseshoes you see attached to this board were unearthed during excavations at the cemetery. How do they compare to modern horseshoes?
Sign produced with support from a University of Kentucky
Commonwealth Collaboratives Grant
'Young Equestrian Scholars Initiative'

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesSports.
 
Location. 38° 3.05′ N, 84° 28.633′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from East 7th Street. Marker is located in African Cemetery No. 2. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 East 7th Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cassius Clay Tankersly (c. 1866-1886) (within shouting distance of this marker); Groomsman (within shouting distance of this marker); James 'Soup' Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Perry (1842-1908) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hostlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Trainers (within shouting distance of this marker); African Americans in the Horse Industry Buried Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Farriers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Farriers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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May. 27, 2024