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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Brick

and How It Was Made

 
 
Brick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Brick Marker
Inscription. Bricks for the kilns were made from a very light clay and lime, which probably came from deposits in Jump Creek. The lime was burned in nearby kilns and mixed with clay to produce a tough lightweight brick. Though wages were only $1.50-$2.00 a day, the kilns must have cost several thousand dollars each.
These buildings and artifacts are the remains of an important chapter in Idaho’s history. They are important as a way to learn about the life and times of those involved in mining. They are especially important because there are few written records and photographs. Please do not collect souvenirs.
 
Erected by Bricks for the kilns were made from a very light clay and lime, which probably came from deposits in Jump Creek. The lime was burned in nearby kilns and mixed with clay to produce a tough lightweight brick. Though wages were only $1.50-$2.00 a day, the kilns must have cost several thousand dollars each.
These buildings and artifacts are the remains of an important chapter in Idaho’s history. They are important as a way to learn about the life and times of those involved in mining. They are.
 
Location. 44° 18.708′ N, 113° 10.746′ W. Marker is near Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached
Brick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Brick Marker
from Forest Road 533 near Forest Road 188, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Viola - The Mine (a few steps from this marker); The Back Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilns (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserve and Protect (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Once Upon a Time (about 500 feet away); Cote's Defile (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadore.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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