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Near South Hutchinson in Reno County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Reno County Salt Discovery Site

 
 
Reno County Salt Discovery Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
1. Reno County Salt Discovery Site Marker
Inscription.

Salt was discovered in
Reno County Sept. 27, 1887
at this site.

 
Erected 1939 by City of South Hutchinson, Uvadale Chapter, D.A.R.; The Barton Salt Co.; The Carey Salt Co.; and The Morton Salt Co.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.822′ N, 97° 56.751′ W. Marker is near South Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County. Marker is on Des Moines Avenue mile west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a roadside park just north of US Hwy 50. Marker is in this post office area: Hutchinson KS 67501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ben Blanchard and Reno County Salt (here, next to this marker); Hess Feed Store (approx. 2.6 miles away); American Hotel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Magers Agricultural Implements (approx. 2.6 miles away); O'Brian's Grocery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hutchinson Implement Co. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hutchinson Auto and Tractor School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Warren G. Harding (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Reno County Salt Discovery Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
2. Reno County Salt Discovery Site Marker
This is apparently a replacement marker for an earlier D.A.R. marker on the site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas Underground Salt Museum. (Submitted on January 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Salt in Kansas. (Submitted on January 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Reno County Salt Discovery Site Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2012
3. Reno County Salt Discovery Site Pavilion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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