Davis Firebrick  LbNA # 6851

OwnerBigguy      
Placed DateJan 3 2004
CountyJackson
LocationOak Hill, OH
Boxes1
Found ByFamily Grave Seekers
Last UpdateOct 13 2006

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Davis Firebrick

Difficulty: moderate
Terrain: easy
Placed by: Bigguy
Date placed: 1/3/04

***Alive and well on 7/15/2006***

***Note: This is a microbox – please bring stamp pad and pencil!***

This is the 8th (I think!) box in our ‘Legends of Jackson County’ series.

After being lured to Jackson County largely by the availability of salt, it didn’t take the early pioneers long to become aware of the other mineral resources here. They quickly discovered coal, iron ore, and vast deposits of clay that were particularly good for making bricks. All types of bricks were made locally but some of the most well known were firebricks made by the Davis Firebrick Company of Oak Hill, Ohio. Firebricks are highly resistant to heat and are used to line the fireboxes of stoves, furnaces, and boilers. Sadly, no bricks at all are made in Jackson County now but if you have an older wood-burning stove at home don’t be surprised to see the Davis Firebrick logo down in the firebox.

To find this box, it will help if you remember the name of Ralphie’s little brother in my favorite Christmas movie, “A Christmas Story.”

XOGRR YEPPA VMRWC IYVQM RKULJ CDELT

VSGUY ZGUWG EAFIY IAFBM LCNQJ FOXIM

ITUHJ RRTHK RROOC DAFRJ VUZIM IERGY

MIFOM FKHQB VRGKC SUFKY KTUHL FRGKC

RSGFM INRU

As always, spacing is for ease of transcription only. When you find it, email us at bigguy9210@yahoo.com and tell us how it’s doing. Have fun!