Florida Memory is administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Bureau of Archives and Records Management. The digitized records on Florida Memory come from the collections of the State Archives of Florida and the special collections of the State Library of Florida.
One audio cassette. Side 1: Rains describes how he started working as a blacksmith in 1912; talks about the projects he works on; talks about how he was born in and raised in the same home he still lives in; describes how his father was also a blacksmith and his brother taught him much of the trade; talks about how he gets business for his shop. On Side 2, he discusses shoeing horses; sharpening; tractors; using hickory to make ax handles.