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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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Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

(nr Parowan UT) Another site with native petroglyphs. Lots of drawings about travel, peoples, their leaders, animals, geometrics, and symbols with many meanings. Pictures extended all the way through the gap. Parowan Gap Petroglyphs They are believed to date from the Fremont period when the area was inhabited for 500 to 1200 years. Both the Southern […]

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