My wife and I are on a mission to visit all the oversized local landmarks throughout Minnesota. This blog chronicles those visits and covers other related topics.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Missing, Feared Dismantled - Aitkin Blacksmith

March 19th, 2008 - Aitkin, MN

We drove into Aitkin in search for a 12-ft tall blacksmith residing on top of the Aitkin Iron Works building at the corner of 1st Avenue NW and 1st Street. Missing from that location was the blacksmith and Aitkin Iron Works. According to their website, a new building was built in 1999 at 301 Bunker Hill Drive. From available photographs and satellite surveillance (Google Maps), the blacksmith does not appear to be on their new building. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this blacksmith, please contact The Big Stuff Project via the comments section.


Mykl Roventine said...

I love that you are employing satellites in the search for big stuff!

Josh said...

This is a very hi-tech operation we are running.

anglerove said...

I called Aitkin Ironworks, the 12 foot blacksmith is alive and well. He is located within the building, not sure if he's available for photos or not. I'll be in Aitkin the end of May, so maybe I'll go over and see if I can get a shot of him.

Josh said...

That is FANTASTIC! Good work. I can't wait to hear more. I hope you can get a shot of him.