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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Brick kilns

A few years ago, we were on a rambling drive, and were headed home when we came across these kilns.  They are in the northern part of Vermillion county.

Not all were being fired at the time if I am remembering correctly.
I think there were 5 of them, but I am not positive.  The one thing I am positive of is that it was hot there, and the guys there were doing a job I would not want to do.
The head was radiating till we were hot standing 8 or 10 feet away.  I even wonder if you would need a coat in winter time...



10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

old-fashioned, hard work.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting post. I haven't seen anything like that..
MB

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That looks hard graft. My cousin's married name is Vermillion - so much more colourful than Gray or Brown!

Sandra said...

these are awesome to see, i have never seen one and that last shot that shows FIRE is my favorite. i would love to visit but not have to work in all that heat

don said...

An impressive series of these kilns. When they are hot, it is dangerous levels of heat it would appear. A fine group of shots.

CountryMum said...

A very hot job... which I guess would be welcome in winter.

Revrunner said...

Hence the shorts. :-)

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

These can be fun places to visit.
I have been to many different brick kilns and they have all been fun, even on a hot day.
Great share, Rose!
Have a Happy Week!!
Peace :)

L. D. said...

We use to have kilns near us that fired clay tiles for sewers and field drain tile. Now it is all plastic that is used and the kilns were torn down. I liked seeing your place of visit.

Stephanie said...

I like the shape of the building. I would not have a problem standing near that heat.

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