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By Dale Smith
Owner, Coast Fork Feed 

The craft of locally made brooms


October 18, 2018

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Broom making has long been a craft handed down through generations. Like so many crafts of old, broom making has almost disappeared from the list of journeyman level trades available today.

Fortunate for all of us, this is not true in our area. We are now carrying Scheumack Broom Company handmade brooms. The business was founded in 1981 in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas, and is now located in Eugene.

The tools, materials and techniques are a broom making style that is native to Appalachia and the Ozark Mountains. They use only 100 percent broomcorn, the kiln dried hardwoods are...

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