For Omaha's blacksmiths, monthly gathering a chance to practice an old skill
Vern Grashorn of Louisville, Neb., uses a mallet to forge a piece of metal during the barbecue fork-making demonstration. The longtime welder spends his nights and weekends blacksmithing items big and small, and lends his skills to instructing others at gatherings of the Prairie Blacksmith Association.
Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:05 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
In South Omaha, on the edge of tiny Upland Park, sits a single-story brick building where history is made.
The building dates to 1900, when it served as a blacksmith and wagon shop for the old Jetter brewery that once pumped suds across the road. The brewery is long gone, but the shop still stands, and now blacksmithing is here again.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:05 pm.