Old Salt Works
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 44.602 W 088° 21.346
16S E 380550 N 4178206
Quick Description: Oldest salt works west of the Alleghenies.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 9:11:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM3TYG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
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Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The State of Illinois.

Marker Text:

One mile south was located one of the oldest salt works west of the Alleghenies. Here Indians and French made salt, while at a later day Americans established a commercial salt industry which finally attained a production of 500 bushels a day. The industry was abandoned in 1875.

County: Gallatin County.

Dedication Date: 1935.

Location: IL-142, S. of IL-13 @ W. Davenport St. (Old-13) & Bayer Lane, N. of Equality.

Website: [Web Link]

Historical Society: Not listed

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