Fippin's Blacksmith Shop

Fippin's Blacksmith Shop (HM6SN)

Location: Rough and Ready, CA 95975 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 13.771', W 121° 8.311'

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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.
HM NumberHM6SN
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus of Nevada City, California
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 660672 N 4343897
Decimal Degrees39.22951667, -121.13851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.771', W 121° 8.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 46.26" N, 121° 8' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14483-14507 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready CA 95975, US
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