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Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop

Exterior view of the blacksmith shop.

The Blacksmith Shop is an original building built on this site in 1860. The first operator is unknown, but Karl Ehlers purchased it in 1890. His son, Otto, operated it for a short time and then Alfred Ehlers took it over. The forge is original, used by Alfred and donated by Bob Marti. The base of the anvil, work bench, tools on the forge, and stove were also used by Alfred. The shop is basically set up the way Alfred left it when he closed up.

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The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 10, 2019 through January 10, 2020 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Wednesday, July 31st by 4:...
Posted: July 1, 2019
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Posted: June 18, 2019
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Posted: June 5, 2019