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Walkersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Inside the Kiln

 
 
Inside the Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. Inside the Kiln Marker
Inscription.  As you look inside this kiln, you will notice a large metal grate, the only such grate remaining at Fountain Rock. After limestone was heated in the kiln and had cooled, a workman stood at the grate and pulled a lever to dump the resultant "quicklime" into a one-horse cart that was backed into the kiln. From here the quicklime was transported to the grinder/slaker shed for further processing.

The workman had a hard job and was sometimes covered from head to toe with white powdered lime as he worked. He often wore a handkerchief over his nose and mouth to avoid breathing the lime powder.
 
Erected by Frederick County Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 28.523′ N, 77° 22.056′ W. Marker is in Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Fountain Rock Court east of Fountain Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Fountain Rock Court, Walkersville MD 21793, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Working the Kilns (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns
Inside the Kiln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
2. Inside the Kiln Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Chemistry in the Kiln (a few steps from this marker); Crusher Shed (a few steps from this marker); Atop the Kilns (a few steps from this marker); Grinder / Slaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Watercress Farming (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walkersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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