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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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