While taking down a very old and dead tree, Jake and Wendy have unearthed the foundation of Thomas’ original Blacksmith shop. Along w/ the stone foundation they have found innumerable artifacts. This “dig” will continue for weeks to come as these treasures are carefully excavated, cleaned and documented by Wendy, our Family Historian.
Updated finds on the Blacksmith Shop with new artifact photos…
Relic pic shows what appears to be a bead (left) and silver button (right) .
Our recent unearthing made the news! Read it online at Kingsport Times Article.
A slender piece of slate with the letters “MA” was found at the site of the Blacksmith Shop recently. We will have some analysis done to determine its use originally.
Here’s a new pic of the large foundation stones of the Blacksmith Shop.