This is what was left of the blacksmith's work area in Bodie. There may have been more than just one blacksmith in the town. Something I never considered until getting older and my hearing began to deteriorate was the damage done to the hearing of blacksmiths with that constant pounding of metal on an anvil. They wore no hearing protection of any kind so it would be interesting to know just how affected their hearing was as they got on in years. I imagine blacksmiths were almost completely deaf when old...like me. Good place to work on those cold winter days of that area though.