town had a blacksmith and a harness and buggy shop.
Before the days of the automobile, the horse was
the major means of transportation, so harnesses and tack.
The fringed harness, called a fly net, was thrown
over the horse's back and kept flies from alighting.
The screen muzzles were used to prevent the horse
from nibbling the grasses and grains while
Also on view
is an old cutter -- a one horse open sleigh complete with
jingle bells! On it is a horse blanket which would
have been appreciated for repairing leather and
maker also could make shoes. The same shoe last
(the black iron shoes forms on the wall) was used to make
both the right and left shoe. Boys and Girls wore
the same style of shoes. Farm children often wore
shoes only in the winter in order to preserve the