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Salt is used basically everywhere where humans are present. Mostly in food - to enhance flavors and preserve meat and fish - but also in cosmetics and health industry. There is refined and unrefined salt. There is finely ground salt and coarsely ground salt. But rarely we think about its origin. Where does salt comes from? That's what this category is about: salt pans and salt mines.
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The Mackey Salt Works on the Ilinois River in Indian Territory (near modern Ft. Gibson Oklahoma) was destroyed by US troops in the Civil War to keep the valuable salt works out of Confederate hands. Only kettles used there remain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/12/2012

last visited: 8/4/2012

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