Walker Charcoal Kiln

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Walker Charcoal Kiln
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Walker Charcoal Kiln is located in Arizona
Walker Charcoal Kiln
Walker Charcoal Kiln is located in the US
Walker Charcoal Kiln
Nearest city Prescott, Arizona
Coordinates 34°27′30″N 112°22′31″W / 34.45833°N 112.37528°W / 34.45833; -112.37528Coordinates: 34°27′30″N 112°22′31″W / 34.45833°N 112.37528°W / 34.45833; -112.37528
NRHP reference #

76000383

[1]
Added to NRHP October 08, 1976

The Walker Charcoal Kiln is a structure in the Prescott National Forest near the town of Walker, Arizona and situated in the vicinity of the abandoned Poland Junction Mine.[2] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A sign posted near the kiln reads, "This kiln was constructed around 1880 by Jake and Joe Carmichael to convert oak wood into charcoal for use at nearby smelters. The surrounding forest was cut so heavily for charcoal and mine props in the late 1800s that it is just now becoming productive again."[3] Locally, the kiln is referred to as "the Beehive".

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Arizona Pioneer & Cemetery Research Project".
  3. ^ "WFPA Web Site - History". Retrieved 2009-06-02.