Tar Kiln Hollow Creek in early April
David Haenke of Brixey says, "This land loves pine, and pine
loves this land." In 1853-54 B.F. Shumard, of the State Geological
Survey, estimated a pine forest of over ninety square miles along
mid to upper Bryant Creek. He told of many sawmills producing lumber
that was hauled by ox team to Springfield and Bolivar.
Tar Kiln Hollow, where they made tar in kilns, was near an old
wagon road along the Bryant. A kiln is an oven for heating materials
without letting them burn up.