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Cody Harril, left, bends a garden stake into shape under the tutelage of Barbara McIntyre, a Penland student, at Fire on the Mountain's public participation tent.
Photo by Matthew Hundley

Originally published: 2013-05-01 15:11:51
Last modified: 2013-05-01 15:11:49

Fire on the Mountain

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A light drizzle did not keep forges from roaring or a large crowd from gathering last Saturday for Spruce Pine's annual blacksmithing festival, Fire on the Mountain.
This year's Fire on the Mountain featured a variety of demonstrations, vendors, traders, artists, musicians and even opportunities for festival guests to try their hand at the anvil.

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