#296 - Charcoal Kilns
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 19.964 W 113° 04.922
12T E 334009 N 4910937
Quick Description: History sign along Idaho Hwy. 28.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/10/2012 3:36:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMEVP2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
This sign is located along the northeast side of Idaho Hwy 28 located about 28 miles south of Leadore, Idaho.
Marker Name: Charcoal Kilns

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
A Charcoal for a smelter, active from 1885-1889 across the valley at Nicholia, was produced in 16 kilns 6 miles west of here. Discovered in 1881, the Viola mine became an important source for lead and silver from 1886-1888. Ore also was hauled from Gilmore to the Viola smelter. British capital kept the Viola mine going until 1889, when the hoisting works burned. Low prices for lead and silver kept the smelter shut down after 1889, and charcoal production ceased here. You are invited to take a self-guided tour of the kilns, provided by the Targhee National Forest.

County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 296

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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