Ohio Salt Company Mill

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Title

Ohio Salt Company Mill

Subject

Morton Salt Company; Salt; Rittman (Ohio)

Description

This image of the Ohio Salt Company in the first part of the 1930s, adds not only to the plethora of industry and other businesses that were present in Wayne County during the early portion of the twentieth century, but also shows the magnitude that a Wayne County business can reach. The Ohio Salt Company would become Morton Salt known as Morton salt in the mid-twentieth century. The Ohio Salt Company shed light on the natural resources that were present in Wayne County, with salt deposits surrounding Rittman and other portions of Wayne County. Finding these salt deposits during the 1930s would help Wayne County recover from the Great Depression that the United States, and the rest of the world, was experiencing. The booming businesses and factories that were forming around the United States would struggle during this time because the demand was lessened following the war and people simply had less money to spend. The Ohio Salt Company would continue to perceiver, changing its name in 1948 to Morton Salt Company.
Use Ohio Social Studies Standard for American History 20 (The Great Depression was caused, in part, by the federal government’s monetary policies, stock market speculation, and increasing consumer debt. The role of the federal government expanded as a result of the Great Depression) for integration into the classroom.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Wayne County: A Pictorial History

Publisher

Spectrum Publication

Date

1930

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - RIGHTS-HOLDER(S) UNLOCATABLE OR UNIDENTIFIABLE http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/

Format

JPEG

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Ohio_Salt_Company_001

Coverage

Rittman, Ohio

Files

Ohio Salt Pic.jpeg

Citation

Unknown, “Ohio Salt Company Mill,” Wayne County Ohio History, accessed May 6, 2021, https://woosterdigital.org/wayneohiohistory/items/show/20.

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