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Indiana Ordnance Works - B&O Railroad - Eligah Strong property acquisition, Charlestown, Indiana 1945

Description: 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.
Origin: 1945
Collection: Clark County Collections
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Geography: Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana
38.436824, -85.658816
Subjects: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Land acquisitions
Indiana Ordnance Works
Charlestown (Ind.)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
United States. Army--Ordnance and ordnance stores
Explosives industry--Indiana
Factories--Indiana--Charlestown--Design and construction
World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies

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