The Oliver Salt Company

Salt of the Hayward Shoreline

About

Barrels lined next to rail tracksCourtesy of the Hayward Area Historical Society

Barrels lined next to rail tracks
Courtesy of the Hayward Area Historical Society

This is an online exhibit that looks at the impact and importance of the Oliver Salt Company within the Bay Area.  Examples of environmental, social, technological, and economic struggles and achievements will be highlighted to properly stress the role the salt industry played during its peak.  In looking at the Oliver Salt Company we can see how small companies with seemingly menial ideas grow and become increasingly beneficial on a much broader scale.