Ely, Nevada: Abandoned, Towering Ovens of Ward

Built to make charcoal for iron smelters. The smelters are gone, even the town is gone, but the ovens remain.

Address:
Cave Valley Rd, Ely, NV
Directions:
From US 93, seven miles south of Ely, turn west on the marked dirt road. Nine miles later, take a right, drive 1/4 mile.
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Towering ovens of Ward.

Abandoned, Towering Ovens of Ward

Explore the abandoned ovens and surrounding area.

[Janet, 10/26/2013]
Ward Charcoal Ovens

There are 6 giant stone ovens built to make charcoal for the smelters of Ward, Nevada, which is now gone. 25 ft high and surreal.

[Slappy, 06/13/2003]

October 2016: Photo added.


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