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Association "Law 1901" of Saint-Genès-Champanelle, 63 , France

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Cow works

Each village, formerly, very often had a cow work ("travail à vaches" in french) which made it possible to cold shoe the shoe of cows. The one of the horses were rather installed and repaired by the marshal-shoeing because their shoeing was hot made.

Existence of cow work in the villages

  village   number
of cow work
  village   number
of cow work
 
  Beaune le chaud   2   Theix   ?  
  Fontfreyde   1   Chatrat   ?  
  Laschamps   ?   Champeaux   ?  
  Manson   ?   Pardon   ?  
  Nadaillat   3 including
1 disappeared
  Berzet   3 including
1 disappeared
 
  Saint-Genès-Champanelle
Borough
  ?   Thèdes   0  

Beaune le chaud

  cow work
close
to the school
   
  cow work
close
to the school
   
  cow work
close
to the school
   
  cow work
close
to the school
   
  cow work
in the borough
 

soon...

 

Exists 2 cow work of which one in very good state contiguous of the old school of Beaune le chaud.

Berzet

  cow work
opposite front
the fountain
   
  cow work
Saint-Georges street
   
  cow work
Saint-Georges street
   
  cow work
Saint-Georges street
   

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Those cow work belong to families of the village and are not property of the inhabitants by the system of "sectionnaux".

Fontfreyde

  cow work    

It belong to a blacksmith in activity until the fifties.

Nadaillat

  cow work #°1
close to the school
   
  cow work #°2
street of the "sabotier"
   

It existed a third cow work but which was demolished there is ten years.

All the 3 cow work of Nadaillat belong to families of the village.

Postcard showing a blacksmith in action

   

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