This newspaper article from the Fort Scott Tribune details the size of both the buildings and the labor force to be used at the shell loading plant in Parsons, Kansas. Once built, the Parsons plant produced artillery munitions throughout World War II.
Creator: Fort Scott Tribune
Date: May 31, 1941
This item can be used to introduce students to the efforts of non-combatants in the U.S. during World War II.
11th Grade, Benchmark 2, World War II home front (indicator 6)
Item Number: 217236
Call Number: Newspaper Clippings, Kansas Ordinance Plans, Parsons, K623.4, K13, Clipp., V.1, p. 1-78.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217236
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930-1945 (US_Benchmark 2) - World War II home front (Indicator 6)
Date - 1940s - 1941
Military - Wars - World War II - Homefront
Military - Weapons - Ammunition - Shells
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
Places - Cities and towns - Fort Scott
Places - Cities and towns - Parsons
Places - Counties - Bourbon
Places - Counties - Labette
Thematic Time Period - World War II, 1939 - 1945
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings