The Nitrogen Plant May be in Your Backyard

Piece of Nitrogen Plant from McKay farm
Piece of Nitrogen Plant from McKay farm

This piece of the Nitrogen Plant came from Sally (Asplund) McKay’s farm. It turns out that when the Nitrogen Plant was torn down at least some of the farmers. For the Asplund farm it was used in the cement to help fortify it like rebar or at keep the cements cost down.

Sally says now that the cement is starting to erode, these pieces are starting to show themselves. Inside are spiral rings, but it’s hard to tell since they were filled with cement decades ago.

Who knows, maybe you’ve got a piece of the Nitrogen Plant in your backyard.

Photo courtesy of Diane Mettler and Sally McKay.

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11 thoughts on “The Nitrogen Plant May be in Your Backyard”

    1. Hi,

      This is Diane. Sally McKay is still in Eatonville. Would you like me to give her your email or number?

  1. My grandmother, Martha Parrish, told me when we were driving by the entrance to Pack Forrest, that her father, William Breuer, worked at the nitrogen plant to supplement his farming income. This is where she thought the nitrogen plant was.

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