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Blacksmith bellows returned to Quail

Richard James, park docent and historian, recently received the blacksmith bellows used by pioneers in the late 1800s.

On March 5, 2023, Ben Lomond resident Karl H. Schaaf and his two sons, Don and Vaughn, returned a long missing mid- to-late 1800s pioneer blacksmith forge bellows that is part of Quail Hollow’s history. This large bellows, made of wood, metal, and leather has surprisingly survived mostly intact for more than 150 years. This item will now be proudly displayed in the park’s ranch house.

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