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Bristol Well Charcoal Ovens

Lincoln County

I haven't found a lot of specific details on these kilns. I'm going to use the Lincoln County, NV website. It states that these kilns were built in the 1870's out of native stone "for the purpose of making charcoal from juniper or pinion wood. The charcoal was used for smelting ore and operating blacksmith shops. The kilns operated for many years..." The basic history of these kilns coincides with the rest of the kilns that I've posted from around Nevada. Same era of time, same mining purposes. The one piece of history on these kilns that I would like to know more about, is who operated them. Were they operated by the Italian and Swiss Carbonari? Or were they operated by someone else?

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