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    Abandoned lime kiln, Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve, Warren County.

    Many years ago, farmers took advantage of the area's limestone-rich soil by burning the limestone in the kilns and spreading the ash, or quicklime, as fertilizer. Machines have long since replaced lime kilns; however, many of these relics survive in the dense forests that have reclaimed much of the farmland.

    The Nature Conservancy owns and manages the preserve.

    weshallmeetonthebeautifulshore, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. The Capturer 95 months ago | reply

      oh wow what an interesting find.

    2. Graniers 95 months ago | reply

      this kind of archeology and your info, I love this
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    3. Graniers 95 months ago | reply

      whats frelinghuisen?

    4. (Gary) [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      This is fabulous!

    5. WillCalder 95 months ago | reply

      Superb Color and Detail

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    6. weshallmeetonthebeautifulshore 95 months ago | reply

      I love the triangular shape, the collection of mossy boulders in front of it, all the green. Another beautiful image, N.

    7. Aaron of NEPA 95 months ago | reply

      Wonderful comp, Nicholas.
      Thanks for sharing that bit of history...

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    8. Taupe-iary 95 months ago | reply

      Quite interesting

    9. tenncyclist 95 months ago | reply

      Beautiful old site....well taken!

    10. Nicholas_T 95 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone. Patrick: Frelinghuysen is the township where the preserve is located.

    11. Reconstructing Light 8 months ago | reply

      We have a fair few of those still lurking in semi obscurity around here(Northern Ireland). Yours has been built by someone who did not know how to make a strong arch, or where in a hurry.......

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