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Blacksmith Shop Historic Marker
of sign - Rough and Ready Highway, on the right when traveling
taken October 2008
courtesy of Jimmy Wayne
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.
May 3, 2001 by
Bull Meek - Wm Morris Stewart
Chapter No. 10 E. Clampus Vitus
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