Leino Forge at the Ely Folk School

Blacksmithing is the art of forging metal using high heat, tools like hammers,  anvils, and vices to make objects like hooks, hammer, nails, and more. Before the Industrial Revolution, most towns had a local blacksmith. Emil A. Leino, born in Finland in around 1877, moved to Ely, Minnesota and was known around town as the […]