These stone buildings were a hideout for bandits! Exploring the Charcoal Ovens in eastern Nevada.

The Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, in eastern Nevada, is a remarkable piece of history, where in a 3 year period in the 1870s, 35 miles of trees in every direction were cleared to feed the ovens to create charcoal for silver smelting from the nearby mountains. When the mines disappeared, the buildings were abandoned, and for decades used as a hideout for innocent travelers and bandits alike.

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