An act to aid in the development of the salt springs at Belle Plaine

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An act to aid in the development of the salt springs at Belle Plaine was a law passed by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1870 that donated six pieces of state owned salt lands to a holding company under certain conditions, notably that well was to be drilled at Belle Plaine, Minnesota.[1] Receiving public funds resulted in the company receiving great public scrutiny.[2]

It was followed a year later by An act to further aid the Belle Plaine Salt Company in the development of Salt Springs at Belle Plaine in 1871.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ N. H. Winchell and Warren Upham. "The Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota 1872-1882" vol. 1. Minneapolis: Johnson, Smith & Harrison, State Printers, 1884. pg. 104
  2. ^ William E. Lass (1990). "Minnesota's Quest for Salt".
  3. ^ Alexander Winchell. "Report of a geological survey of the vicinity of Belle Plaine, Scott County". St. Paul: D. Ramaly, 1872.