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This newspaper article, from the January 29, 1941, edition of the Kansas City Times, details the effort required to build the defense plant at Parsons, Kansas. According to the article, nearly 10,000 construction workers of various types were required to build the plant due to the rushed wartime schedule that required the plant to be built as quickly as possible.

Creator: Kansas City Times
Date: January 29, 1942

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This item can be used in conjunction with other material on the home front during World War II to provide students with an idea of the scale of the disruptions and changes brought by the war.

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

Item Number: 217254
Call Number: Newspaper Clippings, Kansas Ordinance Plant, Parsons, K623.4, K13, Clipp, V.1, p. 1-78.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217254

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