Lime Kiln - Mesa, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
N 33° 34.042 W 111° 34.903
12S E 446008 N 3714339
Quick Description: This kiln is in the Blue Point Wash north of Mesa, Arizona.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2019 4:41:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ENM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 4

Long Description:
From 1890 through 2011 thousands of sheep were driven from the Phoenix area north to the White Mountains in central Arizona. A section of their path crosses the Salt River and ascends Blue Point Wash. Built into the rock face on the side of the wash is a kiln or oven. Although there isn't a written record of the oven the supposition is that it served as a lime kiln. Limestone is available in the immediate area and the product would have served several important functions in the early development of the area. The entrance to the oven is on the wash floor. The chimney was cut through the rock and was lined with blocks of stone that can still be seen.
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Type of Oven / Kiln: Lime / Limestone

Status: Historical Site

Operating Dates: Unknown

Website: [Web Link]

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate Description: Not listed

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