Iron Smelting and Forging Demonstration at Saddle Up
Recently, an excavation took place underneath the Old Mill General Store in Pigeon Forge documenting the location of a bloomery forge that was used in the iron works operations back in the 1800s. This is what gives Pigeon “Forge” one half of its name.
One of the archaeologists from the excavation, Alan Longmire from the Environmental Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, will be demonstrating how a bloomery forge works this week at Saddle Up. Join us Saturday, February 22 at Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge) from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. to witness this historical demonstration.