Carey Salt

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A Diverting Day Off in the Salt Mine--Illustration 1

The Carey Salt Company came to include Carey’s first plant at Avenue C and Main Street in Hutchinson (which quit producing salt in the 1920’s), the newer east evaporation plant, and the mine. In 1931, to tap into markets in the south, Carey opened a rock salt mine in Winnfield, Louisiana, and then in the 1960s the Cota Blanche evaporating plant and mines, also in Louisiana. By that decade, consumers could purchase Carey Salt in 27 states and into Latin America. 

Barbara C. Ulrich, The Carey Salt Mine (Charleston SC, Chicago IL, Portsmouth NH, San Francisco CA, Arcadia Publishing, 2008), 7- 8