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Ammunition magazine, Fort Preble, 1959

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

The concrete body of an ammunition magazine at Fort Preble in South Portland is exposed when the earthen cover was removed for fill for a building at the Maine Vocational Technical Institute.

The magazine was used during the Civil War and expanded during the Spanish-American War.

At various times the magazines held bagged powder, mortar ammunition for disappearing rifled artillery and 90 mm anti-aircraft shells.

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  • Title: Ammunition magazine, Fort Preble, 1959
  • Creator: Portland Evening Express
  • Creation Date: 1959-12-17
  • Subject Date: 1959-12-17
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: Photographs -- South Portland -- Misc.
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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