Photo by Barry Wallace
'For 100 years a blacksmith's shop at this site was at the hub of Lloydtown. The blacksmith was arguably the most important man in pioneer communities. There were several blacksmiths in Lloydtown during the 1800s. Shoeing horses and repairing the metal rims on wagon wheels was very hard on a man's back, so the blacksmith could only work for about a 10-year period. The large double doors in the front of the shop were used to post notices of local news such as farm auctions, social events, and reward posters for rebels. When the main shop was dismantled in the 1930s, it was noted that the big doors had hundreds of nails from the postings of the last 100 years.'
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