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Month: January 2021

The Transformation of the Blacksmith: The Chesebro Blacksmith Shop, 1914-1920

Excerpted from The Chronicle, Volume 54, No. 1, March 2001 by Trevor Jones In July 1914, the Chesebro Brothers’ blacksmith shop in Saunemin, Illinois, burned down in a spectacular fire that consumed both the shop and two adjacent barns. Undaunted by the disaster, the shop’s owners, Ralph and Elmer Chesebro, soon traveled to Chicago to …

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