Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley National Park

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    Industrial archeological site

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 29, 2003

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    Charcoal Kilns

    The kilns were designed by Swiss engineers and constructed by Chinese laborers. It was closed after only 3 years of production. Due to their brief life and remote location, these kilns may be the best-preserved charcoal kilns in the West, a great industrial archeological site to study.

    From here there are trails to the 2 highest peaks in Death Valley National Park: Telescope (11,049 feet) and Wildrose Peak (9,064 feet). The elevation of the kilns is about 6,800 feet. It's not hot at all even in the summer.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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