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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fire Suppression Pond

 
 
Fire Suppression Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Fire Suppression Pond Marker
Inscription. A fire at an airfield, with highly flammable materials everywhere, could be catastrophic. The Bath and Locker House fire shown here highlighted the need for a dependable water supply for firefighting. A pond met that need. It also helped control water drainage and erosion from nearby slopes. This pond is located at the approximate site of the original fire suppression pond.

{Photo caption}
Before construction of the Fire
Suppression Pond, fires like this
one, in 1941 or 1942, had to be
fought by pumping water from the
creek behind the support buildings,
as these men are doing. What would
have happened if this fire had
started during a dry spell, when the
creek was low?

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.405′ N, 85° 40.774′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Touch for map. Located at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. It Was Called "Dope" (a few steps from this marker); Bath and Locker House
Approximate site of the Fire Suppression Pond can be seen in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Approximate site of the Fire Suppression Pond can be seen in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Moton Field Expands (within shouting distance of this marker); Warehouse/Vehicle Storage (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Waiting for the Bus (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bit to Eat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Typical Day (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. (Submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World II
 
Wide view of marker and pond (on right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Wide view of marker and pond (on right).
Rebuilt Bath & Locker House nearby. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
4. Rebuilt Bath & Locker House nearby.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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