standard horseshoe

standard horseshoe

  • Bwestgate

    I was born in the boarding house which was on the right, just before you crossed the dam. We lived in the house 200 yards up the road , where Gramp and Gramma lived . Lennie and I used to go to the factory and sit outside and watch the men make horseshoes. They had a rolling mill to get the metal to the correct thickness, then it was slit and heated to white hot in the ovens. The entire factory was water powered, by huge belts whirring overhead. I still can hear them starting up in the morning when the water from Mill Pond was released to turn the turbines. Thanks for the memories .

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