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    "Can you find:Hammer and tongs.Tools other than hammers.A wagon.A swage block.Branding irons.A bellows."
    Old Town San DiegoOld Town San Diego · May 3, 2010
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    "Tools were very expensive in the 19th century. It could take 8-16 hours to forge a single tool! What would two days' wages mean for you today?"
    Old Town San DiegoOld Town San Diego · May 3, 2010
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    "The old tradition of placing a horseshoe over a door for good luck is different for a blacksmith. A smith places his horseshoe upside down so that the luck falls on his tools."
    Old Town San DiegoOld Town San Diego · May 3, 2010
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    "It's really cool to see the blacksmiths work! They're there every Wednesday or Saturday."
    Old Town San DiegoOld Town San Diego · May 3, 2010
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    "Can you find:Children's toys.Chinese items.A water purifier."
    Old Town San DiegoOld Town San Diego · May 3, 2010
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    "Water shortages have always been a problem in San Diego. The lava rock water filter was used to clear sediment and debris from water obtained from the well or river."
    Old Town San DiegoOld Town San Diego · May 3, 2010
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