Years ago, there were certain business staples in every town: The barber, the shoe repairman, the horseshoe maker. In small communities, goods were made right there in the towns where they were used.
But with available, cheap labor and the advent of the internet, many of those community staples have been relegated to niche, dying arts.
Some still exist though. From a shoe repairman to an organist to a stained glass artist, we found some of the last remaining specialists in Magic Valley. They are the last practitioners of lost arts.
Watch for reporter Heather Kennison’s story Sunday in the Times-News and on Magicvalley.com.
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