The activities in this room included constructing wagon parts, the manufacturing and repair of tools, livestock shoeing, and wheel repairs. According to visitors, most of the fort's mechanics were Americans with a few Frenchmen. Their worksiops were typically cluttered places. Prevailing smells included coal smoke and hot-shod hooves which smelled like burning hair. Tools included hammers, tongs, anvils, and a vice. Bent & St. Vrain ordered a 123 pound iron anvil in 1840 and they purchased a cowhide bellows for $20.00. Wagons were repaired and animals shod in the alley behind the shop. Beyond that is the wagon shed where freight wagons were stored in winter.
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