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Avery Island, LA

About Avery IslandAvery Island, reached by bridge, is underlaid by a great salt dome that in places is within 15 feet of the surface. The rock salt mine on the island is said to have been the first discovered in the Western Hemisphere. During the Civil War the salt it produced was used as a food preservative throughout the lower South.

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