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Living St. Louis: Ammo Plant

Living St. Louis tells the story of a piece of St. Louis and U.S. history as it is torn down. Built in 1941, the St. Louis Ammunition plant was at one time the largest ammunition plant in the U.S., employing not just St. Louis men, but St. Louis women as well during the years of World War II. The plant stopped production after the Vietnam War. The iconic building of the plant, where howitzer shells were once made, was torn down to make room for retail development, and new jobs for the region.