The Gypsum Files

Notes on the Rock Nobody Knows

US Gypsum Plant, Shoals, Indiana, 1978

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Photo by Mike Fitzpatrick

Today I discovered a wonderful slide show of the US Gypsum mine and board plant in Shoals, Indiana. The photos date from 1978 — check out that Farrah Fawcett poster in the mine lounge! If you look at the photos individually, there are notes explaining the context.

I was still attending Shoals High School in 1978. Every year USG graciously hosted the local eighth grade class for a tour of the board plant, introducing them to the town’s largest industry.


Written by Elizabeth McCullough

May 5, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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  1. Elizabeth,
    Thanks for linking to my photos of the US Gypsum mine. I did notice, however, that the link in the paragraph above (as opposed to the link from the picture) does not take you to the photo set.
    Mike Fitzpatrick


    Mike Fitzpatrick

    May 6, 2010 at 3:00 am

  2. How embarrassing! Thanks for catching that, Mike. All fixed now.


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    May 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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