Destination: Hutchinson, Kansas: Working in the Salt Mines

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January 2012

How many times have you heard the expression “working in the salt mines”? In reality, probably not that many, but you have likely heard it one time or another. This story is not about working in the salt mines, exactly, but it could have been, because this is about a visit to the salt mines. In fact, this particular mine is still providing salt, and workers have been removing salt from its mine shafts for over 120 years. So why am I talking about salt in an aviation magazine? That’s simple. One of the great benefits we flyers have is the ability to fly ourselves to places all over this great country and see things that many people have never heard of… like the great salt mines located in Hutchinson, Kan.

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