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Daggett, Ca.

Alf's Blacksmith Shop

Daggett once had 3 blacksmith shops, all but Alf's eventually converted into garages.

After an 1894 fire the shop was rebuilt to continue building Borax freight wagons to the same specifications as the Death Valley-Mojave wagons.




"The Alf family is one of the pioneer families of this region. Seymour Alf moved to Point of Rocks (Helendale) in 1881. After trying his hand at farming he bought land and moved to the Fish Ponds area. Here he went into the business of freighting and raising cattle to supply the local miners with beef. In 1885 he moved to Daggett, where he built a large blacksmith shop and expanded into the business of road building and grading. He is perhaps most noted for constructing the twenty-mule team wagons, of which we have previously heard.

Seymour Alf died in 1922, and his son Walter carried on the business until his death in 1970. The blacksmith shop still stands and remains in the Alf family. (2023)"

from - Historic Daggett Garage - Written by Mike Johnson





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