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February 12, 2007

 

Charlestown Powder Plant

Even before the U.S. officially entered the second world war, Congress authorized increased spending for the manufacture of arms for sale to the allied forces. The passage of the first national defense appropriations act in June 1940 quickly resulted in the construction of the world’s largest smokeless powder plant near Charlestown, Indiana.

October 18, 2004

 

Cannelton Cotton Mill

After a massive renovation, the Cannelton Cotton Mill is alive once again with new occupants in 70 newly created apartments for senior citizens.

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