Cooling Shed

Cooling Shed (HMFWA)

Location: Elverson, PA 19520 Berks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.342', W 75° 46.476'

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Hauling and cooling charcoal

Teamsters drove wagonloads of hot, newly made charcoal to this cooling shed. Paid by the load delivered, workers dumped charcoal here by removing wagon floorboards. Once charcoal cooled, it was moved and piled in the stone storage house in front of you and later used as furnace fuel.

Occasionally charcoal caught fire. To salvage part of his load, a teamster pulled wagon floorboards, dropping charcoal to the ground. During an uncontrollable fire, a teamster headed his wagon straight for a stream.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 434078 N 4450875
Decimal Degrees40.20570000, -75.77460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.342', W 75° 46.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 20.52" N, 75° 46' 28.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Clement Brook Ln, Elverson PA 19520, US
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