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Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948)

 
 
600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Huggan, February 16, 2012
1. 600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948) Marker
Inscription.  This test area was constructed after the 1926 Lake Denmark Naval Powder Depot explosion and several other accidents destroyed the Arsenal’s Cannon Blenders. These facilities were built to withstand shock and blast from indoor testing of military explosives. No similar grouping of explosive testing related structures is known to exist at any other former industrial arsenals. Farther along Green Pond Mountain are a series of isolated test ranges for firing guns, armor-piercing shells and bombs, and anti-personnel weapons.
 
Erected 2011 by Lake Shore Industries, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersMilitaryWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 40° 57.12′ N, 74° 33.535′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of 20th Avenue and 20th Circle on 20th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M198 Howitzer (approx. 0.8 miles away); M1A1 Pack Howitzer (approx. 0.8 miles away); M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (approx. 0.8 miles away); M119 Howitzer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Quarters 114 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Cannons (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historical Exhibit (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Picatinny Arsenal.
 
More about this marker. Historical Marker located on Federal property. Visitor Pass required from person of contact at Picatinny Arsenal to view historic marker(s). Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 1, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022