On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Explosives Plant C, Nitro

Official groundbreaking ceremonies for the explosives plant at Nitro were held on January 2, 1918.

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The Founding of Nitro
"Sixteen Year Old Iowa Farm Boy - Recalls Working at Nitro in 1918"
"Powder Factories Rank With Any In The World"
"Great Plant To Be Going Up In A Week"
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On This Day in West Virginia History: January

West Virginia Archives and History