Welcome to Grand Saline and The Salt Industry

Grand Saline in early 1900's looking North up Main Street

Clip from "Footprints in the Salty Sand"

Please join us on a tour of the Salt City and the Salt Industry that has played such a prominent roll in it's development. We wish to thank everyone who furnished information to those who prepared the articles and stories that are included here. Additions, corrections, comments, complaints or compliments concerning this page should be submitted to Betty Miller and Betty Phillips.

City's Salt Tradition Began With Indians by Mary Haas, transcribed from the June 5, 1980 issue of The Grand Saline Sun by B. Miller, 1999. Newspaper donated by David Monk (deceased), Grand Saline, Texas. Other information furnished by David Monk from a 1978 edition of The Grand Saline Sun.

Evaporation Used to Produce transcribed from the June 5, 1980 issue of The Grand Saline Sun by B. Miller, 1999 donated by David Monk (deceased), Grand Saline, Texas

Mining is Second Method of Salt Production Used by Morton transcribed from the June 5, 1980 issue of The Grand Saline Sun by B. Miller, 1999 donated by David Monk, Grand Saline, Texas

Salt Production Method Uses Pans transcribed by B. Miller, 1999 from The Grand Saline Sun June, 5, 1980 donated by David Monk (deceased), Grand Saline, Texas

Successful "Idea Session" Results in Morton Umbrella Girl transcribed from the June 5, 1980 issue of The Grand Saline Sun by B. Miller, 1999 donated by David Monk, Grand Saline, Texas

Salt Uses Explained transcribed by B. Miller, 1999 from The Grand Saline Sun June 5, 1980 donated by David Monk, Grand Saline, Texas. Other information from The Grand Saline Sun dated 1978, also donated for use by David Monk.

Early Day Firsts for Grand Saline transcribed from the June 5, 1980 issue of The Grand Saline Sun by B. Miller, 1999 donated by David Monk (deceased), Grand Saline, Texas

Fire destroys Grand Saline Salt Plant transcribed from a 1978 and 1980 issue of The Grand Saline Sun by B. Miller, 1999 donated by David Monk (deceased), Grand Saline, Texas

Salt's possible impact on the South During the Civil War. Transcribed by B. Miller, 1999 from a 1978 Grand Saline Sun donated by David Monk (deceased), Grand Saline, Texas

Photographs of interest pertaining to this page.

Ginnin' Day a look at Grand Saline on the first day of "cotton ginnin." Notice that there are very few women or children in town and that most of the men are dressed in the "Sunday Best." Photo taken prior to 1910.

Humble Station Old Humble Station located at Oleander St. and Hwy 80. Child is Marvin Peel, age 5.

Bob Collett's Black Smith Shop.

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