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The World War II Ordnance Department's Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) Industrial Facilities: Twin Cities Ordnance Plant Historic Investigation.

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This report presents the results of an examination of historical records related to the construction and operations of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant TCAAP, New Brighton, Minnesota. This project was undertaken as part of a larger Legacy Resource Program demonstration project to assist small installations and to aid in the completion of mitigation efforts set up in a 1993 Programmatic Agreement among the Army Materiel Command, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Multiple State Historic Preservation Officers concerning a program to cease maintenance, excess, and dispose of particular properties. As part of the larger project to develop the national historic context, seven sample installations on a state and local level, the major focus of the project at TCAAP was to document the impacts that the facility had on the state and local environments. As one of the Ordnance Departments Government-Owned Contractor-Operated industrial facilities, TCAAP was designed to provide munitions and materiel, namely small arms ammunition, for European and American Forces during World War II. In addition to the technical aspects of small arms ammunition production, this report discusses the direct and indirect effects construction and operations had on New Brighton and Mound View Township, as well as the nearby urban areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The greatest impact was felt in the smaller communities - construction workers, clerks, police, engineers, soldiers, and defense workers flocked to these areas, placing, at times, heavy burdens on the local community and their governments. These burdens were accompanied, however, by economic prosperity. This prosperity evaporated, however, with the end of the war.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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