Blacksmith workshop at Rock Ledge Ranch Sept. 25

       Frank Turley, a master blacksmith from New Mexico, will offer a workshop demonstration at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       The fee to attend the workshop is $20 a person. Turley will emphasize early hardware and agricultural work, with forge welding and toolsmithing included.
       Since 1970, Turley has run the Turley Forge Blacksmithing School in Santa Fe, N.M. He co-authored Southwestern Colonial Ironwork in 1980, a book which received the State of New Mexico Award of Honor. Other awards include one in 2000 from the International Teaching Center for Metal Design in Aachen, Germany, for “building an essential bond between smiths of the world,” according to a Rock Ledge press release.
       Rock Ledge Ranch, an 1880s-era working ranch owned by the City of Colorado Springs and operated largely by volunteers, is located in the Garden of the Gods, south of Gateway Road just west of the Visitors Center on 30th Street.
       For more information, call ranch manager Andrew Morris at 578-6777.

From a press release