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Rapid City hosting blacksmith conference

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City is hosting a blacksmith conference at Central States Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday.

Hundreds of blacksmiths will provide daily demonstrations, lectures, galleries and vendors at the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America conference.

The conference also features a learning tent, where ABANA members can teach different blacksmithing techniques.

The trade from the olden days continues, as many blacksmiths still make a living heating things up and smashing them into new shapes.

People commonly use blacksmith pieces as house accents.

ABANA president Peyton Anderson says there's something at the conference for everyone.








 

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