The Old Mud Blacksmith Shop

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1930]
1982
Storage Location
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Location
img075a
img075b
img075c
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1930]
1982
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Three black and white photographs. (75a) and (75b) show the Old Mud Blacksmith Shop. The Old Mud Blacksmith shop was built about 1827 by Mr Keller. During the Rebellion of 1837 the shop was used to stable calvary horses. In 1839, the first machine made roof was added, replacing the slab roof. Mr. Oille did woodwork, painting, iron work and worked as a blacksmith. In 1944, the shop became the possession of the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute, as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Smith. "Ye Olde Forge & Anvil" was opened on November 19, 1947. (75c) shows a group of Sparta villagers dressed in period clothing with the Historic Sparta sign, ca. 1982. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
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