William McDonald’s blacksmith shop at 526 Main St., circa 1900s. The 1877 fire that started in the back of the original blacksmith shop spread eastward into the Tuolumne Hotel and several other buildings.
William McDonald’s blacksmith shop at 526 Main St., circa 1900s. The 1877 fire that started in the back of the original blacksmith shop spread eastward into the Tuolumne Hotel and several other buildings. Kathy Soernsen Collection
William McDonald’s blacksmith shop at 526 Main St., circa 1900s. The 1877 fire that started in the back of the original blacksmith shop spread eastward into the Tuolumne Hotel and several other buildings. Kathy Soernsen Collection

Blacksmith William McDonald, one of Merced’s first settlers

May 13, 2016 02:16 PM