Vintage sawdust incinerator, built 1920s-30s, Klamath Falls

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Comments (9)

Diane MP on January 18, 2012

This has not been used for several decades. It's now just considered a local landmark of what used to be a booming lumber industry. I hope it is left alone!

Vladimir Ovchinnikov on March 5, 2012

Интересная башня. Это для сжигания. Тогда где труба?

Diane MP on March 6, 2012

The entire thing is a chimney. On the top is steel mesh, so when sawdust was burned at the bottom, the larger embers were caught in the mesh. I remember when these were used a long time ago and it was fun to see sparks flying out of the top at night. There is also a cone-shaped type. You will notice the small lake on the map. There were many lumber mills on the shore, with boards shipped out on the trains you see, until the 1950s. The lake served as a log float (to store the logs before taken into the mills). The lumber you see in the photo might be passing through from Northern Oregon or Washington state. on April 4, 2013

thats a sawdust burner for a sawmill, right? we have one of those still standing in Nahma, MI

Diane MP on April 4, 2013

Yes, it is. Take a picture of it, nailhed! There are just a few of them here on Pano. on April 5, 2013

i intend to next time i'm in the Yoopee

Diane MP on April 5, 2013

YooPee...hmmm...I can only guess something like Upper Peninsula. By the way, I love your gallery - as you could tell. on April 5, 2013

yes, that means "Upper Peninsula" lol. nevermind about "trolls" and "gomers" and "knockers" just yet...

Diane MP on April 5, 2013

All of that sounds very mysterious! ;o I imagine those are some version of redneck.

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  • Uploaded on January 15, 2012
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    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2012/01/13 12:20:47
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    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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