Two Visits to the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, VA

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On the way to Quartzsite, Arizona for the winter, I stopped at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, VA. I also paid a visit on the way back to NY. While there are some duplicate photos in the two visits, most are different enough to include.

While small, the museum was well worth a visit. During both visits, a very knowledgeable individual running the place who gave us lots of information about the area & the salt business during the civil war. There is a small theatre in the museum that lets you choose between 5 videos covering the salt industry & its effect on the civil war. There is an interesting tie in between Saltville, VA & Syracuse, NY (near my home town) since both were major producers of salt, and some of the methods of producing salt from brine were brought to Saltville from Syracuse (which also has a Salt Museum.)

November 4th, 2016 Visit


April 25th Visit



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