356 and 360 Jefferson
I need to put a photo here.
Billy Morgan’s Blacksmith Shop
According to photos in the Archive of the building that was on this corner, William Kelley was not only the original blacksmith in this location, but he was also Fort Collins’ earliest blacksmith. But earliest newspaper articles that reference blacksmiths mention F. N. B. Scott (as early as March 1874). So it’s likely that William Kelley was an early blacksmith, but not Fort Collins’ first blacksmith.
“M. M. St. Clair of Fort Collins and E. A. Smith and Edwin D. Smith of Loveland have incorporated the Fort Collins Manufacturing Company for the purpose of engaging in the manufacture of the Smith Beet Puller. This is the machine that Mr. Smith had hoped that Loveland capitalists would be interested in having manufactured in Loveland. Mr. Smith has a fine machine which will decrease the cost of raising beets.—Loveland Reporter” (The American Sugar Industry and Beet Sugar Gazette, Chicago. January 5, 1907. Vol. IX. No. 1. p. 87)