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The 1873 Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns were built to supply charcoal to local smelters. Kilns used to be on the Owens Lake shoreline, providing easy boat transport, but are high and dry since Los Angeles took the Owens Valley water long ago.
Colorful aspens along June Lake Loop (State Route 158). Photos: the author.
Map of the route taken, by Bill Tipton/compartmaps.com.
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