Ward Charcoal Ovens at Egan mountain in Nevada, USA, it is interesting to visit. Meadow stretches and vast endless sky. At night, seen star studded like diamond. But not only that which makes Egan Mountains become a favorite tourist destination of domestic and foreign tourists, but a historic site from 1876.
Excerpted from the pages of Amazing Planet, the site is named Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park. In the meadow, six building looks solid line. The shape is unique. Pointed conical cloud. In front of him, there is a tiny hole resembles a door. Each cone was building measuring 9 feet tall, 8 feet in diameter, made of brick with a thickness of 50 cm.
Ward Charcoal Ovens in Egan mountains Nevada
In the 19th century, this building is a place for making charcoal. Unfortunately the pretty massive building was only used for three years. Defeated by the discovery of coal, which is considered more efficient. In these places, pine wood mined from the surrounding forest, burned and processed into charcoal. The reason is what makes the building was hollow cone at the top.
Charcoal at that time, is the primary fuel for the change of pure gold and silver ore from the mines of precious stones are set in the not far from the “coke oven” Ward Charcoal Ovens. Meanwhile, Ward’s own words adopted from the name of Thomas Ward, the founder of this mining.
When not being used to make charcoal, the building is used for other things, such as to protect farmers and miners during unfriendly weather. In fact, not infrequently used as a pirate lair. Now, the cone was no longer used for processing charcoal. Ward Charcoal Ovens are now, more enjoyable as well as laboratory Nevada historical sights of related war charcoal and coal mines.