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One of the igloos where the TNT was stored at the West Virginia Ordnance
Plant near Point Pleasant
One of the "igloos" where the TNT was stored at the West Virginia Ordnance Plant near Point Pleasant.
Courtesy of the Point Pleasant Register


A flag-raising ceremony signaling the start of production at the West Virginia Ordnance Works near Point Pleasant was held on October 12, 1942.

Learn more:
"Walk-Out At TNT"
"Ordnance Men Return To Jobs Today"
"Underground Magazine At TNT Plant"
"TNT Works River Area Restricted"
"Flag Raising At Ordnance Works Mon."
"Flag-Raising Signals Start Of Operation At TNT Plant Here"
"TNT Production Ceases at W. Va. Ordnance Works"


On This Day in West Virginia History: October