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Bill Elder on the Cargill Salt Mine fire in 1968

WWL-TV Channel 4 New Orleans



Place Covered: Southwest Region, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1968-3

Duration: 00:04:53

Subjects: Cargill, Incorporated | Belle Isle Salt Mine (La.) | Belle Isle, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana | Salt domes | Calumet, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana


WWL-TV editorial with Bill Elder on people trapped in the Cargill Salt Mine in Belle Isle in St. Mary Parish in 1968. Footage includes silent video of rescue workers. Interviews include Arthur Olivier, Sr., a Cargill foreman whose son and two nephews are trapped, and two unidentified women whose families are trapped in the mine.