Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 18.684 W 113° 10.770
12T E 326175 N 4908770
Quick Description: History sign along the interpretive trail for the Charcoal Kilns.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2012 9:24:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMEVYA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
This sign is the ninth and final sign along the interpretive trail.
Marker Name: Wood - and How It Was Used

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
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.

County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: U.S. Forest Service

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark. If possible please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Idaho history please include that in your log.

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Recent Visits/Logs:
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Volcanoguy visited Wood 10/7/2010 Volcanoguy visited it