Near Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
and How It Was Made
When the kilns were filled with 40 to 50 cords of wood, the doors were closed and sealed and the wood set on fire. Air flow to the wood was controlled by a series of vents around the bottom of the kiln. Small waist high openings were used to check the burn. The holes were sealed with clay when not in use.
When the burning was done, the kilns were opened and the fire put out with water. The charcoal was removed through the lower door, cooled and loaded on wagons and taken to the smelter, possibly on the same trail on which you are standing. About 800 cords of wood became charcoal in the week and a half long process.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 44° 18.687′ N, 113° 10.722′ W. Marker is near Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from Forest Road 533 near Forest Road 188, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilns (a few steps from this marker); The Back Door (a few steps from this marker); Brick (within shouting distance of this marker); Viola - The Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserve and Protect (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Once Upon a Time (about 400 feet away); Cote's Defile (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadore.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.