Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park
Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park Review
In the desert south of Ely is this row of six beehive-shaped, 30-foot-tall ovens that could burn 35 cords of wood at once. From 1876–1879, the ovens turned pinyon, juniper, and mountain mahogany into charcoal, which was used for refining local silver and copper ore. It's a well-preserved piece of unique mining history.
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