Leslie Salt

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Leslie Salt ponds, 1972
Salt ponds near Newark in 2014.

The Leslie Salt Company was a salt-producing company located in the San Francisco Bay Area, at the current locations of Newark, Hayward and other parts of the bay. They produced salt using salt evaporation ponds on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. By the 1940s, Leslie Salt under the dominant ownership of the Schilling family[1] had become the largest private land owner in the Bay Area. By 1959, they were producing more than one million tons of salt annually, on over 26,000 acres of bay salt ponds.[2] They were purchased by Cargill in 1978.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=dH0YAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA568&lpg=PA568&dq=rudolph+schilling+leslie+salt&source=bl&ots=cFp2_-cA7R&sig=cgux54WF2jPgEkBn2hyAvbU4Ss8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX9bzmwJHYAhUm04MKHRVHCjEQ6AEIRzAI#v=onepage&q=rudolph%20schilling%20leslie%20salt&f=false Walker's Manual of Western Corporations
  2. ^ Added by: Stephanie Castle. "South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project | Online Resources for Environmental Impact Analysis". Ice.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  3. ^ "Spatial History Project". Stanford.edu. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  4. ^ "Hidden Ecologies » Blog Archive » Arden Salt Works". Arch.ced.berkeley.edu. 2005-11-16. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  5. ^ Allison Louie, Cargill Salt plans to shut down Redwood City plant, Oakland Tribune, June 22, 2006. Accessed online 19 June 2009.

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