Near Newcastle in Weston County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Cambria Salt Mine
The salt springs remained out of production while commercial coal mining began in 1887, which led to the establishment of Cambria a few miles from the springs. By 1905 the Cambria coal mines were in full production and a new group, the Cambria Salt Company organized to process the 35,000 pounds of salt produced every 24 hours from the nearby springs. Cambria Salt laid a pipeline three and one-half miles to Cambria, where the salt mining plant was located. The company sold the salt to the coal companies as well as shipped it to the Black Hills. Wanting to expand, and insure its future, the company drilled to find the salt bed. The Cambria Salt Company never found it,
Erected by Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
Location. 43° 58.758′ N, 104° 11.544′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Wyoming, in Weston County. Marker is on CanAm Highway (U.S. 85) near Sweetwater Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23888 CanAm Highway, Four Corners WY 82715, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flying V Cambria Inn (approx. 1.6 miles away); Salt Creek Overlook (approx. 4 miles away); Cambria (approx. 4.3 miles away); Canyon Springs Station: (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Trains Power Newcastle (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cambria Powers the Trains (approx. 8.7 miles away); Accidental Oil Well (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newcastle.
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