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Badger Army Ammunitions Plant


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Vocabulary:

ammunitions
plant
laying off


Interesting Fact:

The plant is located on an area of 7,354 acres of land.


Study Questions:

  • When was the Badger Army Ammunitions plant built and when were the primary years of operation?
  • What was manufactured at the plant?
  • What has happened to the plant since 1975?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the Badger Army Ammunitions plant:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 13:

    1884: Standard Time is adopted throughout the United States.
    1906: Susan B. Anthony dies.



  • March 13

    March 13, 1975: The Army announced that the Badger Army Ammunitions plant near Baraboo would close within a year, laying off 800 workers and canceling an annual payroll of $7-million.


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