Blacksmith wrought iron works of beauty

CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Famed blacksmith Philip Simmons, whose wrought iron gates and other works grace...every moment." Born in 1912, Mr. Simmons began work as a blacksmith by putting shoes on horses as a young man in Charleston and...

Effort would preserve legacy of city blacksmith

...more than a half century at the forge, blacksmith Philip Simmons created hundreds of ornamental...Foundation is making plans to buy the blacksmith's house and let him continue to live...Simmons, born in 1912, worked as a blacksmith as a young man in Charleston. In 1938...

Blacksmith teaches craft

...stood in the door of the park's log blacksmith shop watching Mr. McWilliams and a...some licks with Mr. McWilliams, a blacksmith who drives over from his Albany home...it may be growing. He is a member of blacksmith organizations in Florida, Georgia and...

Blacksmith's house now museum

...neighborhood in Charleston. Soon visitors will tour where the blacksmith who shaped those curls and swirls and perfect straight lines...dirt path past a larger gray house, not believing the famous blacksmith stayed behind it, Mr. Simmons would step out to greet them...

Metalworkers make smithing an art

...the Roman god Vulcan to walk into the blacksmith studio of Alan Rogers, he would recognize...mansion. It has been years since the blacksmith made a gate or rail that went into a...the reach of the average person. Many blacksmith artists "built a little tiny forge...

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Veteran artisan turns 87

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Legendary Charleston blacksmith Philip Simmons has turned 87. About 150 relatives and...health. He retired in 1990 after more than 60 years as a blacksmith. He started at age 13 putting shoes on horses and moved...

Excel representatives spread the word

AIKEN -- William DeLaigle had been a blacksmith for 25 years, stooping over horses' hooves in a county full of horses, when a bad back forced him to seek other work. He found...

Vienna was site of famous duel

Vienna, whose remnants lie beneath today's Thurmond Lake, was a tidy Colonial town with its own tailor, a blacksmith and two fine hotels.On a Saturday morning in 1851, it was also the chosen venue for a famous duel between two prominent...

Kirby: I'll be thanking Joseph M. Still Burn Centers at the Peachtree Road Race

...live."TODAY'S JOKE: The village blacksmith finally found an apprentice willing to work hard for long hours. The blacksmith immediately began his instructions to...just as he told.Now he's the village blacksmith.

Plan ahead to enjoy fall's leaf show in Georgia

...Families with young children will like the paved walking path behind the park office. Be sure to explore the log cabin and blacksmith shed. SMITHGALL WOODSLOCATION: HelenMILES FROM AUGUSTA: About 165HIGHLIGHTS: Protecting more than 6,000 acres around...