Burgess General Blacksmith Shop




This is a photo of my grandfather's blacksmith shop in Dodge City.  The man standing in front with the tongs and a horseshoe is my grandfathers son, Stephen Burgess.  Stephen was my fathers brother.  Incidentally the photo also shows a portion of a cafe next door advertising a 5 cent lunch.  The grandson of the owner of this cafe is still living in Dodge City and his name is Gene Gurtner.  He is, I believe, a retired architect.  My grandfather was an early settler of Dodge City.

Submitted by Bill Burgess on March 26, 2005.

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