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The Seneca Army Depot; fighting wars from the New York home front.


The Seneca Army Depot; fighting wars from the New York home front.

Gable, Walter and Carolyn Zogg.

History Press


190 pages



Gable, the historian for Seneca County, and Zogg, who is associated with the Seneca Falls Historical Society, trace the history of the Seneca Army Depot in New York, from its origins as farmland confiscated by the Department of War in 1941 through Project Desert Storm and its closing in 2000. They detail the history of the area before the American Revolution up to 1941, then describe why the site was chosen for the depot to help provide defense against a possible enemy attack of the northeast Atlantic coast. They relate what happened to the dispossessed families, the depot's construction and workers, uses during and after World War II, the later storage of nuclear weapons, its closure, and its transformation for other uses.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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