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Savanna Army Depot, Savanna, Carroll County, IL



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Location
Savanna vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-19
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-1).
Significance: Originally established in 1918 as an artillery proving ground, Savanna was used after WWI to store unused military hardware. This marked the beginning of Savanna's principle mission, the storage of ammunition and explosives, a mission which continues to this day. The greatest period of growth took place during WWII, when industrial plants and temporary housing and administrative facilities were added to Savanna's depot responsibilities although additional activities were later added, Savanna Depot's WWII-era landscape is still in evidence. Savanna Army Depot possesses limited significance as a good example of an active military facility which includes properties related to WWI and WWII military needs and peacetime military preparedness.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Military Art & Science
Armies


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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