Answered By: eBranch - Alachua County Library District Last Updated: Oct 14, 2015 Views: 376
The horseshoes imbedded in cement in the sidewalk on Univ. Ave. and the street next to the old Rutherfold's store (1st or 2nd) were placed there when a Mr. Thebau had the sidewalk made at his own expense. He owned a lot of real estate around there(including, possibly, the Star Garage)and had a livery stable and black- smith shop,to which he directed people's steps in this cunning manner.
When the sidewalk was fixed from time to time, the horseshoes were left embedded.