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The 8 Wonders of Kansas: Underground Salt Museum (1 of 8)

Posted on 2011.12.18 at 09:21
Current Location: 67501
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I spent two hours 650-feet underground.



Bill touched everything. Yes, that's salt.



"I think I've got the black lung, Pa." ~ Zoolander



Trojan Explosive Powder


Eric Howton Salt Miner, Hutchinson, KS 2011
"Could those be the miners?"
"Yeah, they're like...five years old."
"Not minors, miners!"
"You lost me."
~ Galaxy Quest






Comments:


Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2011-12-18 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
Very cool picture collage! You did a fabulous job with this subject, given that it would be a rather difficult "wonder" to photograph.

And I know Grandpa had an excellent time! I'll admit it sounds bad though ~ taking Grandpa to the salt mines. Makes me giggle.
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-12-18 20:42 (UTC) (Link)
Excellent observation. And thank you :D
pcofwildthings at 2011-12-18 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
I'm stuck on Trojan explosive powder...

Sounds like a fun trip. I would totally touch the salt too. Is there a gift shop that sells every kind of salty snack imaginable?
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-12-18 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
Awkwardly, no. My wife wanted salt taffy. Apparently this particular vein is used for water softener and road crews.
pcofwildthings
pcofwildthings at 2011-12-18 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
Dammit, I forgot this.
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-12-18 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
Alan Rickman playing Alexander Dane playing Doctor Lazarus! One of my "all-time" favorite films.

:D
pcofwildthings at 2011-12-18 21:13 (UTC) (Link)
Mine too! :) I love Alan Rickman in just about anything, but his character in Galaxy Quest (and the entire movie) totally cracked me up.
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-12-18 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
Wife and kids are watching Quigley Down Under as we speak.
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2011-12-20 09:52 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, I'd love to visit an old American disused mine one day (is this one disused). This post totally reminded me of Scooby Do and Ghost Whisperer.
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-12-20 23:28 (UTC) (Link)
This was an active mine! We had to wear hardhats and carry a chemical re-breather! Though we weren't near the workers in the museum side the entire place was ENORMOUS with 10-foot ceilings and 150 miles of grid-square tunnels, 50-feet wide with 40-foot pillars supporting. It was insane!
Codekitten
codekitten at 2011-12-24 03:01 (UTC) (Link)
hahah! love the last picture :D

man you guys are getting around! i love seeing these.
ehowton
ehowton at 2011-12-24 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
hahah! love the last picture :D

I thought you might.
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