Hawthorne Ordinance Museum - Hawthorne, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 38° 31.860 W 118° 37.494
11S E 358368 N 4265984
Quick Description: Located in a military town, this museum has a wide selection of ordinances on display.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2013 5:04:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMHDYX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The following information and more can be found at the Museum website (http://hawthorneordnancemuseum.com/):

Hawthorne Ordnance Museum commemorates the thousands of Military, Civil Service and Civilian Corporate Personnel that have made significant, and even the ultimate contribution in defending the Freedom of this Great Nation.

On September 15, 1930, the Secretary of the Navy commissioned the U.S. Navy Ammunition Depot at Hawthorne, Nevada. This did not happen by accident, but an accident caused it to happen. Four years earlier, July 1926, during the same week that a fire destroyed the Hawthorne business district, the Navy's principal ammunition depot in Lake Denmark, NJ blew up, destroying the town and killing over 50 people and injuring hundreds more. The Hawthorne Ordnance Museum commemorates the history of the Ammunition Depot and it's mission in defending the freedom of our country.
Opening hours: 10-4

Open all year: Yes

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