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This is a photograph of a salt mine in Kanopolis, Kansas. The mine, which was one of the earliest in Kansas, opened in 1890 and closed in 1924. Patron provided information suggests this is the Royal Salt Mine at Kanopolis, and that the sandstone blocks used to build the hoist house and boiler house came from the hospital at Old Fort Harker in Kanopolis.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
Item Number: 226649
Call Number: FK2.E4 K.3 Mi. *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226649
Built Environment - Function - Industry/Processing/Extraction - Extractive Facility
Business and Industry - Mining and quarrying - Salt
Date - 1890s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Kanopolis
Places - Counties - Ellsworth
Type of Material - Photographs