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Exterior photograph of charcoal kiln built at the Barker Ranch. One of a series of photographs depicting the process of making charcoal. Photograph shows the charcoal kiln as it looked before being covered with dirt. During World War II when ranch labor was scarce many old orchards were pulled out. Two American citizens, born in Italy of Italian parents, had learned the art of charcoal making from their father. These men, Masse and Vici bought the orchard wood and made it into charcoal. It sold for a good price to the charcoal broilers and restaurants of Southern California.