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Fippin's Blacksmith Shop Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - Rough and Ready Highway, on the right when traveling west.

 

Photo taken October 2008

 

Fippin's Blacksmith Shop Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Fippin's Blacksmith Shop

 

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.

 

Dedicated May 3, 2001 by

 

Wm Bull Meek - Wm Morris Stewart


Chapter No. 10 E. Clampus Vitus

 

Nevada City, California

 

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