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Blacksmith keeps a horse on the right track

Posted 28 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

WEST BARRE – A child watches as August Rhodey of West Barre nails a horseshoe to a horse’s hoof.

This picture from around 100 years ago shows his blacksmith shop in the background. Horse shoeing and repairing were the most common things a blacksmith did at the time this picture was taken.