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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Richfield Lime Kiln


The kiln is missing a portion of the top.  
Chain-link fence surrounded the kiln so I was unable to get up close inside pictures.
Limestone was dropped in from above and wood for the fire went in the bottom.

Take note of the final line.
He only worked it for 15 years.

My thought was the tremendous number of trees that were felled for this process.
His price?  $1.00 for three bushels of lime.

The signboard provided all the history and the restoration of the area.

A water wheel from some other project to irrigate the fertile Sevier valley land.

The jailhouse was relocated to this spot.


5 comments:

  1. Yes the using of trees for burning and building have made great part of the world into deserts. Nice post John.

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  2. I am always surprised that a prison was needed in those places. Must have been hard times there.

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  3. Seen lime kilns in this country and a few really ancient ones. Recon the should still have jails like that now

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  4. Very interesting, John. I've often wondered how you find such interesting places to visit. Did you go to Richfield to see this exhibit, or did you just happen upon it? BTW, there's a real nice museum near this area about the Fremont (?) Indians, and you can find some neat petroglyphs nearby, as well as some uranium mines.

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  5. I love history! To find these places in their natural setting is fantastic. Nice photos also!

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