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Old 06-18-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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Can anyone point me in the right direction of finding any historical information about the old, abandoned army base in Prairie, MS? Currently, part of it is in use by the Triton Boat company and some other businesses, but the old, mysterious bunkers still dot the landscape.

I would like to find out the history of this old base, such as what it's purpose was, when it was closed, what happened to the equipment that was there, etc...

Also, there was an old air base that pre-dated Columbus Air Force Base. It was located in Monroe County close to the Buttahatchie River bottoms. Does anyone have any information about this base?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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This was home to the Gulf Ordnance Plant, a sprawling Army ammunition production complex built in W.W.II. From 1953 until 30 Jun 1960, the Air Force used part of the former Army ordnance plant as the Prairie Vehicle Storage Station, 1709.
Let you know when I found information about the other
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