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Save the Salt Part 2

The Future of the Salt Flats
Posted July 13 2011 07:10 AM by KevinDiOssi 
Filed under: Editorials, Kevin DiOssi

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The Bonneville Salt Flats are a wondrous place.  It looks like the surface of the moon.  You can actually see the curvature of the earth.  It is where motor sports began.  Would you like to go there?  Sure!

Well now you don’t have to fly to Utah and catch a ride to the Salt Flats.  During the winter, you can probably find parts of the Salt Flats melting ice on city roads.  If this continues, one day the only place you will be able to find the Salt Flats is on city streets.

If you do not think this is right, we need your help.  For decades, according to the Bureau of Land Management, salt has been taken from the Salt Flats to mine potash and salt.  What was once 90,000 acres is now 30,000 acres.  This place is on the National Registry of Historic Places.  This is the place where Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons dueled for Land Speed Records. This is the place where car guys meet each year to test their personal best or attempt to set a new Land Speed Record.  This special place is in danger.

We need to Save the Salt, preserve our history and protect our future.

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