Salt, the fifth element ; the story of a basic American industry / Illus. by Mary Constance Enslow
- Eskew, Garnett Laidlaw, 1894-
- Chicago : J.G. Ferguson, 1948.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 239 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
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- PART ONE: The why of this book -- Salt is where you find it -- Old world-New world -- Beyond the mountain lies-salt -- By the dark shores of Onondaga -- Salina gets going -- This is the ditch that salt built -- Reaching for the western markets -- That strong red salt from Kanawha -- The long augers of Tobias Ruffner -- Where big business got its start -- Salt situation at mid-century -- ...And pastures new -- Salt in American warfare -- PART TWO: The old order changeth -- The name Morton comes into the salt business -- Getting started in Kansas -- Growth, competition, conflagration -- A little girl with a big umbrella -- A tall tree falls -- Salt making-modern methods -- Solar harvest -- From subterranean crystal halls -- A calendar of salt customs -- Seasoner and preserver -- A purpose for every salt-a salt for every purpose.
- Bibliography Note:
- Bibliography: pages 225-226.
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