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Salt Mine Collapse

Up today is a Wire Photo from the Associated Press dated February 20, 1954. This one bears a stamp on the back from the “Reference Department – Detroit Times”.

The caption reads:

BUILDINGS GO UNDER IN SALT MINE CAVE IN
Water area in the foreground shows where buildings of Canadian Industries Ltd., are sinking after collapse of an old salt mine 1,000 feet below the surface. Slow sinking of buildings continues today. Detroit can be seen in background beyond the Detroit River. (see wire story)

This photo was taken in the area north east of Prospect and Sandwich Street in the far west end. It’s amazing to see what a sprawling complex was once located there.

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