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Mulberry's Phosphate Industry

Thursday March 4, 2021 comments Tags: phosphate mining, phosphate industry

Mulberry's Phosphate Industry

Did you know that Mulberry is actually the phosphate capital of the world ? Phosphate is integral to the history of our city. The history of Mulberry, like many cities in the US, dates back to the invention of the railroad and the industrial revolution. Long before this time, it was widely known that phosphorus was essential to the production of fertilizer, and it was extracted from bone black and bird guano. Around the time of the industrial revolution, it was discovered that phosphorite, or phosphate rock, was an... Read More