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Romeo in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Many Tools and Many Tasks

The C. Craig Blacksmith Museum

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
1. Many Tools and Many Tasks Marker
Inscription.
This shop has sheltered many types of work over the years.
Built on its original South Bailey Street site in 1864, its owners included a tinsmith and a furniture upholsterer. Later, blacksmith Clyde Craig worked in the building for 50 years, addressing Romeo's agricultural needs by shoeing horses, crafting and repairing metal hardware and tools, and repairing carriage wheels.

There is automotive history here.
From 1918 through 1920, specialitsts from the early automotive companies trained local people in the proper repair and care for cars like the Model T. Oil stains on the floor here are enduring evidence of this important work.

You Auto Know
After Clyde Craig's death in 1970, the building was moved to this site where the Romeo Historical Society hosts demonstrations of blacksmithing.
 
Erected 2010 by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 48.311′ N, 83° 0.79′ W. Marker is in Romeo, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Dickenson Street, on the right when traveling north
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
2. Upper Left Image
C. Craig Blacksmith Museum, Romeo
Photo courtesy of the Romeo Historical Society
. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the Romeo Arts and Archives Museum building (the Romeo Michigan State Police Post until 2000), but the blacksmith shop is behind this building at 310 North Bailey Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 North Main Street, Romeo MI 48065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Romeo (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village Park (about 800 feet away); Helen Starkweather (about 800 feet away); Electric Streetcars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wooden Wheels (approx. 0.2 miles away); From the Foundry Fires (approx. ¼ mile away); Simpson Park Campground (approx. 1.4 miles away); Religious Society Church (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romeo.
 
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
3. Middle Left Image
Clyde Craig at work at the blacksmith's anvil, about 1960. Photo courtesy of the Clyde Craig family.
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
4. Lower Left Image
Clyde Craig's wheelwright bench, where he repaired local citizens' broken wagon wheels.
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
5. Center Image
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
6. Right Image
Display in the C. Craig Blacksmith Museum of a Ford Model T drive shaft and rear end, representing the automotive repair and training that at one time occurred in the workshop.
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By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
7. Many Tools and Many Tasks Marker
Clyde Craig Blacksmith Museum image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 15, 2018
8. Clyde Craig Blacksmith Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 16, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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