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Old Oct 29, 2006, 7:14 PM   #1
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A week ago Saturday I was out photog'ing in Lincoln County NC.

A fellow cutting up tree stumps come over to suggest that there was something "historic" nearby that I might like to see and shoot.

Take a guess at what it is.

The clues are:
Positioned down an steep embankment by a rural road...
Flat area between where I stood and the river behind...
Probably built sometime after 1830 but before 1880.

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 7:37 PM   #2
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the wright brother's hanger??

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Kiln???
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 10:22 PM   #4
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Since you mention water. A mill of some sort
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Let's see - down an embankment from a road means it was hidden. Level to the river means water was important. Shape looks like a chimney or involved fire for some reason. Located in rural North Carolina. My guess is that it was a still of some sort?
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Some type of furnace/forge?
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is it a pile of bricks?
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Red Royalty wrote:
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is it a pile of bricks?
Nono, it's defenitely a pile of stones. Yep, that's what it is, a pile of stones. Is it manmade? Bigfoot's cottage? Or is it here the Easter Bunny hideswhen it's notEaster?

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Old Oct 31, 2006, 4:06 AM   #9
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Gadgetnut had the right idea by guessing "some type of furnace/forge." :idea:

Click on these links to see a picture of the Muratock Furnace in Stokes County NC and notice the similarities to my furnace picture.
http://www.piedmontcommunities.us/go...223-171962.jpg
http://www.whippoorwillinn.com/siteb...3059-r1-23.jpg


A catwalk from the embankment to the furnace top was used to charge it with charcoal, limestone and ore.

Ore and limestone were brought by the river.

The side openings had bellows to force air in to keep the charcoal incandescent.

The molten iron was released through the front opening and it flowed by furrows into sand molds in the level ground for pigs, pans, metal parts of various shapes.

The size of the furnace was limited by the bursting strength of the stonework design.


http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/inter-asp...).htm#techiron
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I guess "cool" is a bad choice of word for this, but anyway.

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