Carey Salt Company

In 1901, Emerson Carey installed two grainer pans at his ice and cold storage plant at Avenue C and Main Street in Hutchinson. He obtained a charter for his new corporation, the Carey Salt company, for the ‘manufacture of ice and salt.” His was the last salt company to be established in Hutchinson, 26 years after salt was discovered in Kansas. It was also one of the most enduring. The rock salt mine, the last of the Carey Salt Company, was finally sold and become the Hutchinson Salt Company in 1991, 90 years after its formation.


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