In 1945, B & O Railroad acquired land through condemnation from Eligah Strong for the construction of a spur track in connection with the construction of the Indiana Ordnance Works (IOW) Plant 2. These documents are photographs of that land including the buildings and a cemetery. The US federal government began acquiring land in Charlestown, Indiana in 1940 to build an ammunition plant to supply the US military during World War II. IOW Plant 1 and Hoosier Ordnance Plant began production in 1941. In 1944, IOW Plant 2 construction began. After the end of WWII, the three plants were combined and renamed Indiana Arsenal. In 1963 it became Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (INAAP). This item is part of a larger collection of items from INAAP.
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Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Indiana Ordnance Works
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
United States. Army--Ordnance and ordnance stores
Factories--Indiana--Charlestown--Design and construction
World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies
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