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in West Virginia History...

Mercer Salt Works highway marker

On August 10, 1862, Union troops destroyed the Mercer Salt Works in present-day Summers County.

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Destruction of Mercer Salt Works, extracted from Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Mercer Salt Works Destroyed
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On This Day in West Virginia History: August

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