I Forge On: Walkability and Experiencing Early 20th Century Urban Life Through Spokane's Expert Smithy

Author(s): Hannah Ferguson; Ashley M Morton

Year: 2018

Summary

In 2016, archaeologists with Fort Walla Walla Museum and the Spokane Tribe of Indians identified an intact spoil pile related to a ca.1890s-1907 blacksmith shop; operated by one of Spokane's pioneer smithys. During archival research it was found that this blacksmith, German immigrant Perter Sondgerath, rarely lived at his shop but rather in some of Spokane's most popular and pricey hotels thereby offiering a glimpse of early 20th century life in Urban Spokane. In this poster we follow the places Peter Sondgerath lived and discuss the relationship of workspace and living space as it relates to walkability.

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I Forge On: Walkability and Experiencing Early 20th Century Urban Life Through Spokane's Expert Smithy. Hannah Ferguson, Ashley M Morton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441699)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 453