Written by Wolf Point Herald
The basic techniques of blacksmithing will be taught at Fort Union on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time). The free workshop is presented by Fort Union blacksmith Guy Pontoriero of Fairview, as well as additional blacksmiths Tom Brown, John Hutter and Stuart Reed.
Pontoriero noted, “We will have forges and anvils available.” All who attend the workshop are encouraged to participate, from novices to accomplished iron workers. Participants are advised to bring their own lunch and wear appropriate clothing.
The fort hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT daily at Fort Union.
Fort Union Trading Post is located 24 miles north of Sidney and 25 miles southwest of Williston, N.D., via highway 1804. While here, visitors are encouraged to tour the reconstructed fort, trade room and bourgeois house.
For more information on Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, contact the park at 701-572-9083. Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Union-Trading-Post-National-Historic-Site/118231345800.