Historic Markers Across Alabama



The Legacy of the Military



Marker ID:  
Location: at Centennial Memorial Park on Quintard Avenue at 17th Street, Anniston, AL.
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 40.003    W 085° 49.5
  33.66671666    -85.825
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWB40
 



Text:

On the other side of Anniston, the Army constructed an Ordnance Depot on 15,000 acres west of the city during WWII. Over time, the depot evolved into the region's largest employer. The economic and community development impact of the military on Anniston and Calhoun County has been profound. Parades, ceremonies and patriotic events continue to mark the legacy of the military and its influence on the area.

Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Anniston
May 2010


Two sided marker - Anniston's Military Heritage



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More Information
Wikipedia: Fort McClellan
Wikipedia: Anniston, Alabama



End of The Legacy of the Military