Art of Blacksmithing Taught at Historic Washington State Park

Zoie Clift
Join park staff at the James Black Forge, home of the Bowie
knife, for a hands-on class covering the basic operations of blacksmithing
during an Introduction to Forging Workshop Sept. 10-11 at Historic Washington
State Park in Washington. Materials and tools are supplied. Register by
submitting a deposit of $25 to the park. Pay $25 when you arrive for a total
cost of $50.


The town is one of the nation’s premier historic villages
and is both a state park and town intermingled and is a National Historic
Landmark. Pioneer Washington is said to be home of the Bowie Knife. James
Bowie visited Washington, Arkansas during the winter of 1830-31 and purchased a
knife from James Black, a Washington blacksmith, who had been trained as a
slilversmith in Philadelphia. For more
information visit
or call 870-983-2684.

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