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This twenty-three minute silent film documents salt mining in the 1950s at the Independent Salt Company in Kanopolis, Kansas. The film shows miners descending a mineshaft and drilling and cutting the mine "face." Then it shows the salt being moved to a rotating feeder-breaker that breaks the salt into smaller pieces. Finally, it shows the salt being loaded onto skips and hoisted to the surface through a shaft, and then dumped into bins in the mill building where it is sorted and loaded onto trucks.
Item Number: 223723
Call Number: VT 009.1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223723
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Industry
Built Environment - Function - Industry/Processing/Extraction - Extractive Facility
Business and Industry - Mining and quarrying - Salt
Collections - Audio-visual
Date - 1950s
Environment - Natural resources - Salt
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Film
Places - Cities and towns - Kanopolis
Places - Counties - Ellsworth
Transportation - Railroads
Transportation - Trucks
Type of Material - Film and video