Mishicot Heritage: Dufek's Blacksmith Shop

© Photographed July 9, 2016
Erected by M.A.G.I.C.
(Mishicot Area Growth and Improvement Committee)
Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
44.239527, -87.641787
44°14'22.3"N 87°38'30.4"W
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Joe Dufek learned the trade from James Pivonka, and then opened his own ship at the end of the village. Joe was very good at shoeing western horses which tended to be high spirited horses. Big metal rings at the entrance of blacksmith shops were used to tie the waiting horses. The blacksmith shop was also a sort of social gathering for men and boys. Joe was known as a very good hearted man and he allegedly had his own advertising slogan. It supposed was "Joe Dufek...nuf said". Many different businesses occupied parts of the building over the years and it now contains apartments upstairs.
The marker is affixed to the facade of a building located on eastbound East Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 147, west of its T-intersection with Spruce Street, at or near 310 East Main Street, Mishicot, Wisconsin 54228.

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The marker is affixed to the facade,
to the right of the door between the windows.

The marker is located in Mishicot, Wisconsin.

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