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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 […]

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Milford History

(Milford UT) There was a small park in town that highlighted some of the history of this place. It had displays and artifacts showing what made it prosper. Pretty nice for a village with a population of about 1,400. Milford History Park Ranches were established in the 1870s, growing crops and raising cattle. But, the […]

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Elden Pueblo

(Flagstaff AZ) Another pueblo ruin of the Sinagua natives was found right next to the highway at the base of Mount Elden. Again, it was of rock-n-mortar construction, likely 60 rooms and occupied by about 300 people for around 200 years. Elden Pueblo Ruins It is believed to have been along a trade route based […]

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