Wood

Wood (HM226N)

Location: Leadore, ID 83464 Lemhi County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 18.683', W 113° 10.768'

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and How It Was Used

During the two years the 16 kilns were in operation, 150,000 cords of wood (about 15,000 loads of today's logging trucks) were made into charcoal. A supply of 6,000 cords of wood was kept on hand at all times. Some can still be seen lying on the ground.
Douglas-fir was the favorite wood because it created fewer sparks than alpine fir or spruce. Most of the Douglas-fir came from the mountains west of the kilns.
New trees have replaced those that were cut, but if you look closely, the outline of the old clearcuts are still visible.

Woodland, a town of 150, was located a few hundred yards west of the kilns. Many of the people who lived at Woodland and worked at cutting, burning, or hauling wood and charcoal were Chinese, Irish, and Italian. Charcoal was widely used in Italy for heating and cooking, and immigrants from that country were valued workers because of their experience in producing charcoal.
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HM NumberHM226N
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Placed ByTarghee National Forest
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 326178 N 4908768
Decimal Degrees44.31138333, -113.17946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 18.683', W 113° 10.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 18' 40.98" N, 113° 10' 46.08" W
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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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