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Checking out the remnants of a forgotten Utah industry

Ilsette Beaugez takes a photo of the inside of a pioneer charcoal kiln constructed in 1882 near Leamington, Millard County, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The kilns were used to make charcoal from wood to supply smelters to make steel and as insulation to keep food at an even temperature. The charcoal was also used in steam trains and as fuel for cooking.
Ilsette Beaugez takes a photo of the inside of a pioneer charcoal kiln constructed in 1882 near Leamington, Millard County, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The kilns were used to make charcoal from wood to supply smelters to make steel and as insulation to keep food at an even temperature. The charcoal was also used in steam trains and as fuel for cooking.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Ilsette Beaugez takes a photo of the inside of a pioneer charcoal kiln constructed in 1882 near Leamington, Millard County, on Wednesday. The kilns were used to burn wood to make charcoal for smelters and as insulation to keep food at an even temperature. The charcoal was also used in steam trains and as fuel for cooking. Leamington is located about 112 miles southwest of Salt Lake City on state Route 132.