Blacksmith – Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
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Blacksmith – Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

August 17, 2019


Script It’s good karma to light your forge… without a match. [TEXT] Tim Moreland – Blacksmith We’re showing people what it would have been like during the fur trade, what kind of tools the blacksmith would have made. The historic blacksmith was the inventor, the millwright, the machinist, the welder. He could do anything you could possibly think of doing with steel. He would build hinges for the fort doors, he would put together nails to build things, he would build knives, axeheads, tomahawks He was one of the key components of that part of history. Like anything, it’s an amazing, beautiful art form and it’s a dying art form because in today’s society everything is instant and you can go and buy things pre-made You can buy boxes of nails. We lose our appreciation for how things were actually originally made and invented. So my passion is keeping alive an art form that goes back until biblical times and trying to keep it alive.

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