Interview with Bea and Mike Hensley, March 24, 1973
 


Citation

Harmon, Lester and Brinkley, Bill and Hensley, Bea and Mike, “Interview with Bea and Mike Hensley, March 24, 1973,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed August 7, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/34236.


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Title

Interview with Bea and Mike Hensley, March 24, 1973

Description

In this interview father and son, Bea and Mike Hensley, talk about their occupation of blacksmithing. Bea and Mike explain different processes they used in their craft along with how they both got into the trade. They talk about their shop in Spruce Pine, North Carolina and then demonstrate how to forge metal and the way anvil language works. Mike and Bea also describe demonstrations they have done for universities and permanent displays they have in the Smithsonian. As a surprising piece of information, Daniel Boone passed on the trade that eventually both Bea and Mike learned through his ancestors.

Subject

Blacksmithing--North Carolina--Spruce Pine

Creator

Harmon, Lester and Brinkley, Bill
Hensley, Bea and Mike

Date

3/24/1973

Rights

Copyright for the interviews on the Appalachian State University Oral History Collection site is held by Appalachian State University. The interviews are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State Collection 111. Appalachian Oral History Project Records, 1965-1989, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Appalachian State University, is strictly prohibited.

Extent

35 pages

Language

English
English

Type

document

Identifier

111_tape44-45_Bea&MikeHensley_1973_03_24M001

Spatial Coverage

Spruce Pine, NC

Scanned by

Wetmore, Dana

Equipment

Hp Scanjet 8200

Scan date

2014-02-18

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