Keeping the fires of tradition burning: blacksmith keeps residence at Cole House

  By Jackie Nelson News-Ledger Staff MOUNDRIDGE—The art of smithing is one that is hot, dirty and hard work, moving glowing metal with hammers and brute strength to create anything from flowers to repairing farm equipment. Larry Nielson, the resident blacksmith at the Cole House Museum, said smithing is a long-held tradition from an unlikely […]


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