Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop (HMHX1)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.569', W 119° 1.332'

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Many large farms and ranches throughout Kern County operated a blacksmith shop to make and repair tools.

This blacksmith shop was built at the Calloway Ranch around 1890. The Calloway Ranch was located near the Kern County Land Company's Rosedale Colony northwest of Bakersfield.

Many trades were practiced in a ranch's blacksmith shop. Blacksmiths shaped metal using various tools including a forge, hammer, anvil, tongs and a vise. Farriers affixed metal shoes to the bottom of horses' hooves. Wheelwrights made and repaired buggy and wagon wheels.

The Kern County Land Company donated this structure to the museum in 1950.
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HM NumberHMHX1
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Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316344 N 3918483
Decimal Degrees35.39281667, -119.02220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.569', W 119° 1.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 34.14" N, 119° 1' 19.92" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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