Ground was broken for Explosive Plant "C" on Dec. 23, 1917 to
manufacture gunpowder for World War I.
Less than eleven months later, when the war ended on Nov. 11, 1918,
95% of the plant & town had been completed, including houses,
schools & churches ... everything needed for a city of 30,000+ people.
Nitro Museum, 2003 20th St.