Visit To A Local Blacksmith - click to enlarge

Visit To A Local Blacksmith

A visit to a time gone by. I have photographed here before yet every time I shoot it’s different.

Visit To A Local Blacksmith - click to enlarge
Visit To A Local Blacksmith – click to enlarge

There was no work being done. At the time of this article there is a tariff on steel. It seems steel cost more, for far less, right now so places like this are working part time.

Visit To A Local Blacksmith - click to enlarge
Visit To A Local Blacksmith – click to enlarge

This building is small, no it’s really small. The photographs show almost the entire width. Even with no fire, this place is hot.

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    1. This is on an old southern plantation, from 1600s. In the 1700s they had the largest formal garden outside Versailles. Now they grab the Charleston tourists 😀. Right down the road from Ellen and I so we go for walks there when we don’t want to travel far.

    2. This is another plantation, Middleton. The land absurd to Magnolia. There is a third there also, Drayton. The original lands were deeded to a Barbados planter by King so and so in the early 1600s. Sugar cane and rice growing for the empire was the idea. It turned into all high quality rice.

      Over time the plantations were split among descendants. They were all here due to river traffic and huge marsh, swamp lands good for rice.

      Charleston was the wealth center in the US up until the civil war because of the agriculture. It was also a target during the civil war because of the enormous number of West Africa people enslaved to work the rice fields. Most all the plantations here were burned at some point during that war.

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