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First Rock Salt Mine

Avery Island, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 54' 13.8276", -91° 54' 37.3212"
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Salt evaporated from brine springs on Avery Island since 1791. On May 4, 1862, workmen enlarging these springs to produce more salt for the Confederacy, hit solid salt at a depth of 16 feet. Mining operations, the first of this type in North America, were begun and continued until destruction of the salt works on April 17, 1863 by Union forces.

Last updated: 7/27/2009 15:10:00
Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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