Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant
This massive complex of buildings and "lines" was constructed in 1942 to produce bombs and artillery shells for the U.S. Army during World War II. There were several states of deactivation during its history including the time after World War II. During Korea, the plant was again activated and began producing weapons once again. After another brief pause, the plant was again put into operation for the Vietnam conflict. In 1973 the plant was closed down forever.

Weapons produced there include...
Aerial Bombs

Artillery Shells


Visiting the site during May 2006, we noted long lines of wooden-reinforced bunkers out the outstretches of the site and in the middle lied the assembly lines, surrounded by a still active rail track. The US Army remains active in the area as a newer building was constructed on the north edge of the assembly line area to observe clean up efforts.
Part of the area is now utilzed as the Heartland public shooting range.
The site was nineteen square miles in size and has had enviromental problems in the past. A clean-up effort was spear-headed by the EPA and appears to of been successful. Part of the land is now used as a Wildlife Management Area and is host to the Husker Harvest Days celebration during the Fall months.
EPA CAAP Clean-Up Report (Note: PDF file)

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