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Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP)

Guard Shack

 
 
Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
1. Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) Marker
Inscription.  More than 100 different bomb parts were made in Jacksonville at the AOP during World War II (1941 - 1945). There were entrances to the 6,950 acre AOP. Shacks like this housed guards to monitor persons entering and leaving the AOP. This Guard Shack was donated to the museum by Carl and Ester Conley. The Goodbell family restored it in memory of Albert Goodbell, one of the AOP guards . Second sign This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 34° 52.042′ N, 92° 7.361′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hospital Circle and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North Hospital Circle. The marker stands front of the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Veterans Cir, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Honoring 53 (here, next to this marker);
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In Honor and Remembrance (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Homer M. Adkins (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tom Cory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacksonville, Arkansas (approx. half a mile away); First Jacksonville School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Memphis Military Road (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
AOP Guard Shack image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
2. AOP Guard Shack
National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque
Nearby helicopter display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
4. Nearby helicopter display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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