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Posted by: BRIGITTE RUSSELL (ID *****8551) Date: October 09, 2002 at 13:52:44
In Reply to: MACK BELCHER by Mary Berdollt of 785

before the salt works was owned by hamm.. hamm had bought the salt works by a mr jordan. i am writing this down from memory. so i cant give u his full name. i am moving and the book has been packed up. but anyways.
it stated a mr jordan was the one who first started the salt works buisiness. then one day a young man came into town. saying he was the descendant of the pocohantas princess and the nephew of the late president william henry harrison( who served a month then died). in the actually story that has been wrote from the families it says nothing of hamm owning it says samuel bought it from jordan.. but in the newspaper article says hamm bought then samuel. before it shows the article it states that the paper had many lies and no truth to it.
thought u might like to know some of that information. the years are the same and everything.
britt russell
also i wish i could member all the way. but it says the salt works are where grand sline is still there are 2 kettles off the interstate 50 i believe it said to the left a smaller kettle is the original salt works owned by samuel.
also when mr richardson went into the civil war.. the government didnt operate the works his wife did.

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