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Underground Vaults & Storage

Underground Vaults & Storage isn't your normal warehouse. It's 650 underground, buried beneath the layers of shale and salt that make up the foundation of Hutchinson. The storage area occupies used-up sections of the Hutchinson Salt Co. mine. The storage operation started in 1959, and is valued for its high degree of security — just getting down there requires a ride in a secure elevator — and consistent atmospheric conditions.

"Frankly, my dear, I could use some better company." Then again, Clark Gable (as Rhett Butler) might consider Jennifer Aniston to be an upgrade from co-star Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara) from "Gone With the Wind." A master negative of the classic movie shares shelf space with Aniston and her "Friends" TV series. Copies of "Murphy Brown" and "Growing Pains" also are kept in the secure storage area, inside a former salt mine.


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