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Blacksmith Shop

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  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Like the cabin, the blacksmith shop is constructed of native sandstone. The low-pitched roof barely rises above the walls, giving the interior a low ceiling and a closed-in feeling. Various blacksmithing tools remain in the shop. A shed porch rests on a worn tree trunk in front. The structure, which had been deteriorating, underwent extensive restoration work in the 1980s. Both the blacksmith shop and Jim Wilson's cabin are believed to be the only structures of their type in the Las Vegas Valley and are certainly among the oldest buildings in the area.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Blacksmith Shop", [Las Vegas, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 230-230.

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