Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time (HM225A)

Location: Leadore, ID 83464 Lemhi County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 18.636', W 113° 10.776'

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One Hundred Years Ago or More

Sixteen charcoal kilns were built on this site in 1886 by J.W. and W.C. King of Butte, Montana.
The kilns produced charcoal for the smelter at Nicholia for about two years. When the smelter closed suddenly in 1888, operations at the kilns abruptly stopped. Many of the kilns were left loaded with wood and 40 acres of cordwood was left stacked in rows nearby.
With the kilns closed, the wood eventually was carried away or left to rot in the sun. Twelve kilns were torn down and the bricks used for other buildings in the Lemhi Valley and the Snake River Plain.
This site is now included in the Targhee National Forest which maintains the area as a historical site and picnic ground.

To preserve the kilns and for your own safety, we ask you to please not enter them, There is one exception. There is one kiln you are invited to enter. Watch for the signs by the front door of this kiln.
HM NumberHM225A
Placed ByTarghee National Forest
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 326165 N 4908681
Decimal Degrees44.31060000, -113.17960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 18.636', W 113° 10.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 18' 38.16" N, 113° 10' 46.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Forest Rd 533, Leadore ID 83464, US
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