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Independent Salt mine, Kanopolis, Kansas

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Date: 1950s

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Motion Picture Film

Call Number: VT 009.1

Unit ID: 223723

Summary: 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.

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Title (Main title): Independent Salt mine, Kanopolis, Kansas

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