Flinton Blacksmith Shop

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Circa early 1900’s blacksmith shop in Flinton, facing onto Clement Street, at the corner of Harrison and Clement Streets.

The man on the left, (horseshoe in hand) is about to shoe the horse using farrier tools in the tool tote at the horse’s feet. The man on the right is repairing a wagon wheel. The child in the foreground is most likely Francis Allair; however, there is another child behind the wagon wheel. Could that be Francis? Which man is his father and owner of the blacksmith shop, Eli Allair? Who is the other man in the picture?

Notice how similar in appearance both men are. Perhaps it’s Eli and his brother, Joe Allair, but who is who? Another pioneer mystery!
Photo courtesy of Carol Lessard, research and information courtesy of Yvonne Marshall.
The above reprinted from the 2011 CDHS Heritage Calendar.

Part of the Carol Lessard Album.
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Owner: Cloyne & District Historical Society
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