‘Alma Salt Works – c.1874’

Alma Salt Works - c.1874

This view of the Alma Salt Works, located in the 600 block of Grand Street in Alma, was taken from the northeast, looking southwest. Dated 1874, the original Wabaunsee County courthouse, Meyer Store, and Germania Hall (now Palenske Hall) are all visible to the left of the derrick. Salt was extracted from brine water by boiling the well water, extracting the salt in large iron vats.

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