Shorpy Saturday – Old Salts: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck

Every few years it seems we get an article from the Detroit News or Detroit Free Press about how Detroit sits on an abundance of Salt. It has always made me wonder what it’s like down there in those mines. I, like most people I presume, are fed up with salt by this time of year. Though it’s unlikely that we have seen the last of it after the conditions of rush hour yesterday. I guess it will continue to be a part of us until the salt runs out which evidently won’t happen for a few lifetimes. Now only if they gave tours again.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Old Salts: 1910.“:

Delray, Michigan, circa 1905. “Delray Salt Company.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: http://www.shorpy.com/node/9671?size=_original

It’s got to pretty wild down there. Here is a video of the mines that was posted on YouTube:

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