Military Training Lands Historic Context: Small Arms Ranges
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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This work provides an historic context for military training lands, written to satisfy a part of Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act NHPA of 1966 as amended. Cultural resources personnel at the installation level and their contractors will use this historic context to determine whether military training resources are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places NRHP, and whether an adverse effect will take place. This overall project covered five types of military training small arms ranges, large arms ranges, training villages and sites, bivouac areas, and large-scale operation areas. This document provides an historic context of small arms ranges on military training lands for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Air CorpsU.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Marines, with a focus on the landscape outside the developed core of military installations. This work determined that military training lands are significant enough in our nations history to be surveyed for eligibility to the NRHP. However, training lands must be viewed as a whole individual buildings on a training range are rarely eligible for the NRHP buildings in their larger context and the integrity of that larger context are important.
- Humanities and History
- Military Forces and Organizations