James McCaulley rented The Tipton Place till he could get his own place.While renting he built the blacksmith shop. It is located on the Cades Cove Loop Rd.,in the Great Smoky Mountains NP.
Iron was an important material in pioneer life. From under the blacksmiths hammer came the tools of life: axes, adzes, drawknives and froes; bolts and bits, chains and hooks; the bull tongue plow and the wagon tire. He made and repaired the bits and pieces that cut, dug, hung, dragged, bore through, or held together most everything else.