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Home > Nevada > Hawthorne > Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, Redwood Cooling Tower, U.S. Highway 95, Hawthorne, Mineral County, NV



B&W Photos
Exterior View Of Cooling Tower And Adjacent Buildings Looking Northeast.
HB856752
Exterior View Of Cooling Tower And Adjacent Buildings Looking Northeast.
Exterior View Of Cooling Tower Looking North.
HB856753
Exterior View Of Cooling Tower Looking North.
Exterior View Of Cooling Tower Looking South.
HB856754
Exterior View Of Cooling Tower Looking South.


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Location
U.S. Highway 95, Hawthorne, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-5-A
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Significance: The Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) is a nationally significant military district. It was built for state-of-the-art ammunition storage in the late 1920s and is by and far the largest depot of its kind known in the world with 2501 magazines and storehouses, 212 miles of railroad track, 418 miles of blacktop, and 232 square miles of land. It is significant for its role in World War II. Producing a vast amount of ordnance, it was THE Naval Ammunition Depot for the Pacific Theater during World War II. The Cooling Tower was built in 1943 during the tremendous expansion of the Depot during the World War II period.

Subjects
Military Art & Science
War (World War II)
Ammunition Industry


Related Names
Fluor Corporaton
U.S. Department Of The Navy
Riege, Lynn A., Photographer
Koval, Ana B., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW OF COOLING TOWER AND ADJACENT BUILDINGS LOOKING NORTHEAST.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW OF COOLING TOWER LOOKING NORTH.
3. EXTERIOR VIEW OF COOLING TOWER LOOKING SOUTH.


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