Oil150 website and checking it out. I was involved with the lighting/sound production for the Nitro show at Drake Well Park, but during the day I had some downtime so I went around shooting photos.
I had no idea that Venango County has a blacksmith association, and that they had a shop/display here at the park. Back in 1859, being a blacksmith was probably one of the most bad-ass jobs you could have… second only to the guy who gets to torpedo oil wells with nitroglycerin. I’m sure blacksmith conversational exchanges often went like this:
“What do you do for a living?”
“Well I take this red hot piece of metal here and hammer it between two other pieces of metal to make something bad-ass, like a knife or sword!”
I digress…anyhow, blacksmithing is demonstrated on a regular basis at Drake Well Park, and there is even work available for purchase, so I suggest you head on over and check it out.