Charcoal Plant

Salem, MO

37.572277,-91.539626

This was active charcoal plant around five miles from my grandparents' farm on K highway near the junction with Z highway in Dent County. I have very specific childhood memories of the burnt wood odor from our numerous visits to the farm. While the plant ceased operation sometime in the 1990s, the site still existed with no significant barriers to access when I took these photos in the spring of 2007. (Wikipedia entry on charcoal)

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