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Charcoal Kilns

Men carry wood to load into charcoal kilns located near Kolb and Becher's Corners, ca. 1880. During the middle and late 19th century, Green Bay and De Pere formed an industrial center containing several iron smelting furnaces to process iron ore that was imported by barge from Escanaba, Michigan. To support the need for industrial charcoal to heat the ore, charcoal kilns were built by the iron companies and private investors so that the charcoal could be manufactured locally.

Photo #198.
Charcoal Kilns