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This photo shows the South Plants of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal chemical complex, about ten miles northeast of Denver, in 1970. The US Army built the facility in 1942 to manufacture chemical weapons; in 1952, Shell Oil began leasing the south plants to  manufacturers of fertilizers and pesticides.

Location: 
Adams County
Place: 
Adams County
Date: 
1970
Source: 
National Park Service

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