Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns
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The old Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns near Olancha, CA. Lumber was sent from the Eastern Sierra down flumes to the kilns, where it was turned into charcoal, and shipped on barges across the once bustling Owens Lake, where the charcoal was used to smelt the metals from the Cerro Gordo mine.
The amount of small adobe bricks is amazing to see after all these years. There are only two left, and the have been fenced off due to vandalism.
Photo taken Fall, 2006