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This article, from the Kansas City Times, details the often significant economic impact associated with the building of military or defense related facilities. In Parsons, Kansas, the most obvious impact of the decision to build a artillery munitions plant was on the area around Parsons where more than 300 homes were built to house the men and women who worked at the plant.

Creator: Kansas City Times
Date: July 01, 1941

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This item can be used in conjunction with other items on the home front during World War II. In particular, it can be used to provide students with an understanding of the impact of the building of a defense plant on a community.

11th Grade, Benchmark 2, World War II home front (indicator 6)

Item Number: 217241
Call Number: Newspaper Clippings, Kansas Ordinance Plants, Parsons, K623.4, K13, Clipp., V.1, p. 1-78.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217241

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