Glimpses Into The Past
Welcome to glimpses of Hillsdale Counties past seen through news clippings, postcards, and other sources.
Hillsdale Whig Standard July 7 1846
Blacksmith shops were found in many towns. Horses were used for transportation. They carried people, pulled buggies, wagons, & fire equipment. They were used to pull implements by farmers in Hillsdale County to plant and harvest crops. Blacksmiths made shoes to protect the horse's hooves. A horse shoe hung open end up over your door was believed to bring good luck to those living there.