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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Candlemaking When?

In 1850 candles were made of beeswax or tallow, a type of animal fat. They were made by either pouring the hot wax or tallow into candle molds or by dipping strings into it. We dip wax candles at Westville, weather permitting. Candles can't be dipped on hot days, since the wax won't harden.

Westville - Georgia's Working 1850 Town

Westville Candle Making

A short article about where you can go to see how candles used to be made.  I have always found the history of how and where and what they had to use fascinating.  If you get a chance, this is a great place to visit.

Kristi

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1 Comments:

Blogger Marge Snow said...

Thanks for the post about Westville. It sounds like a great place, but I never knew it existed. Next time I visit Atlanta, I may need to take some time to make an excursion.

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