Resourceful Scenes from the Past & Present
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Number 41 - Nebraska's Salt Lake
Nebraska's Salt Lake at Lincoln is filled with salt water that has its source in sandstones of the Cretaceous-age Dakota Group. Salt was scraped from natural crusts and brine was evaporated from salt springs. Hopes for a salt-extraction industry led to the original settlement of Lincoln, but the industry never developed beyond its infancy. Nebraska's Salt Lake was once a popular resort known as Burlington Beach, later an amusement park area known as Capitol Beach, and now a housing development of that name.
You can order on-line a hardcopy of Resourceful Scenes from Past and Present, from the School's store ("Nebraska Maps and More"). The full publication is a two-page fold-open.
Compiled by Roger K. Pabian, SNR Research Geologist, Emeritus
Illustrated by Alan Cook and Dee Ebbeka