Pioneer Charcoal Kilns

(Leamington UT)
These two ovens operated from 1882 to 1895 producing charcoal. It was an important fuel then. Trees were harvested from nearby canyons, prepped and hauled in, and then stacked densely inside. A slow burn made for good charcoal. Similar beehive style kilns have been seen in several places on my journey.

Pioneer Charcoal Kiln
Another Kiln

It was just a brief stop on the way to my next point of interest, and a new campsite. There’s always something to keep me entertained.

Camp: Fishlake NF-Oak Creek Canyon boondock
Scene: Kilns, history


4 Responses to Pioneer Charcoal Kilns

  1. OFM June 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

    Great report and pictures my friend. Thank you.

    • Pleinguy June 21, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

      Thanks Barney. I appreciate you following my journey.

  2. Judith June 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

    Ha, I have seen those from time to time a long while ago when traveling out west. No clue what they were. Now I know, thanks to you..

    • Pleinguy June 21, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

      Glad I could help. Thanks for commenting.

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