Kansas Tycoon Emerson Carey

 (Young Emerson Carey)


Have you ever wondered who Emerson Carey was? Perhaps you know the name and the connection with salt mining in Hutchinson. Emerson Carey did much more than that.

Check out this article from the Hutchinson News to get a glimpse of Emerson Carey’s story and impact on Hutchinson. From the newly published book, “Kansas Tycoon Emerson Carey: Building an Empire from Coal, Ice and Salt” written by Museum Curator Lynn Ledeboer and Mine Specialist Myron Marcotte.


Read more here:…/capturing-life-that-changed-city

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