Creator(s): Mossbank and District Museum Inc.
Blacksmithing was perhaps the most vital industry in small prairie towns during the first half of the 20th century. It both produced needed equipment and articles and, as importantly, kept them in operable condition. As well, blacksmiths generally did double duty as ferriers (horse shoe fitters) thereby keeping the primary source of farm power active as well as transportation of the farmers produce to markets.
The Mossbank Blacksmith Shop
During the 1920s, a Polish immigrant, Frank Ambroz purchased the blacksmith shop in which he had been employed. He served the Mossbank Saskatchewan area up until the 1970s from the same location.
This exhibit will serve to document blacksmithing equipment and processes as used at the Mossbank blacksmith shop formerly owned by Mr. Ambroz. It is the last operable in situ shop in Saskatchewan and as such has been registered as a Provincial Historic Site.