Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns

Where Highway 395 runs west of the old shoreline of the now dry Owens Lake, is a dirt road leading to the historical landmark that is the Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns. The kilns were built in the late 19th century to produce charcoal for the nearby mining operations, and today they stand as a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the people who worked in the area.

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Lone Pine, CA 93545