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Friday, July 22, 2011

Village Blacksmith -- late 1960s

I ran across these images of the "Village Blacksmith," and I'm hoping someone will recognize both the man and the site of his shop.  It kind of looks like a building in Ingram, but I'm not sure.  If you have any clues for me, please put them in the comments below.
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7 comments:

  1. It is the blacksmith shop in Ingram, located at the "Y" and the west corner of Main. Name slips at the moment, but he was there for years.

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  2. That man's name is on the tip of my tongue, but for the life of me, I can't remember it.

    That's what life does to you, when you get older than the hills; it makes you forgetful.

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  3. Was his name Roscoe Key? That seems to now ring a bell for me.

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  4. The television show Eyes of Texas did a feature on him in the mid 70s, but I can't recall his name. I purchased a used car from Alton James in 1975 that (according to Mr. James) had belonged to this blacksmith. The armrest had rusted a bit due to the sweat from his arms.

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  5. OK... I got the wrong "Key". The man's name is Roy Key, verified by a couple of Ingramites.

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  6. He's my great grandfather....yes! His name is Roy Key.

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  7. I remember Mr.Roy Key, He was our Neighbor On Guadalupe Street in Kerrville. My dad always said that he was a very good neighbor,and it must of been true because I still remember him as a kid.I think that his little workshop is still there in his backyard on Guadalupe St. I recongized him right away. Too Cool!

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