Arizona's War Town Flagstaff, Navajo Ordnance Depot, and World War II

ISBN-10: 0816524157

ISBN-13: 9780816524150

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Description: The Federal Government changed the face of northern Arizona during World War II with the construction of the U.S. Army ordnance depot at Bellemont, ten miles west of Flagstaff. As thousands of construction workers poured in from nearby Indian reservations and as far away as the Midwest and South, prosperity was accompanied by racism, emerging union activity, juvenile delinquency, and women entering the workforce in unprecedented numbers. In telling the story of those years, John Westerlund shows that the construction and maintenance of the facility was far more than a military matter. He vividly portrays not only that city's transitional years but also the impact of military expansion on economic and community development in the American West. Book jacket.

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Introduction: An Armed Camp
Summer: 1941 Flagstaff and Bellemont
Wild Times: Building Navajo Ordnance Depot
Boxcars Coming: Trains, Bombs, Ammunition, and Igloos
Warriors All: Navajo and Hopi Ordnance Workers
"Don't Do Anything Stupid!" Austrian Prisoners of War
The Fleet's In! Aboard the USS Flagstaff
Arman Peterson: The Fighting Arizona Colonel
A Town on the Move: Flagstaff at War
Conclusion: Crossroads for Change
Epilogue: An Old Army Post That Didn't Fade Away
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Map Credits
Index
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