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Colorado Salt Works

  • Salt Works Kettle House

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    This L-shaped kettle house produced salt for Charles Hall’s Colorado Salt Works in the 1860s. Much of the building still stands, but the chimney collapsed in the 1990s.
    Salt Works Kettle House
  • Salt Works Ranch

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    Located in Park County, the Salt Works Ranch still operates as a Centennial Farm under the ownership of Charles Hall's descendants. The salt works buildings have become a part of the ranch landscape.
    Salt Works Ranch
  • Salt Kettle from Colorado Salt Works

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    Donated to the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado) in the 1930s, this kettle was one of the earliest kettles used by the Colorado Salt Works in South Park in the early 1860s.
    Salt Kettle from Colorado Salt Works
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John J. Lipsey, The Salt Works in Colorado’s South Park (Colorado Springs: J. J. Lipsey, Western Books, 1959).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, Bayou Salado: The Story of South Park, rev. ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2002).

R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, “Colorado Salt Works,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (September 1, 2000).

Additional Information: 

Dan Jennings, “Tales from the South Park Salt Works,” Colorado Central Magazine, July 1996.