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Map of Portage Co., Ohio /

Map of Portage Co., Ohio /

"Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1857 by Robert Pearsall Smith in Clerks Office of the district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania." LC Land ownership maps, 664 Available also throug... more

Panoramic view of the city of Kent, Portage County, Ohio 1882.

Panoramic view of the city of Kent, Portage County, Ohio 1882.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. "Looking north east." Oriented with north toward the upper left. Bird's-eye view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 695 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... more

Defense workers' housing in farmyard outside of Ravenna, Ohio, near smokeless powder plant

Defense workers' housing in farmyard outside of Ravenna, Ohio, near sm...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Ravenna, Ohio. Ravenna ordnance plant (Official U.S. Army photo, Region 3)

Ravenna, Ohio. Ravenna ordnance plant (Official U.S. Army photo, Regio...

Second caption card for this number has caption: Family trailer campsite now under construction for workers of the Atlas Powder Company at Newton Falls, Ohio. Title and other information from caption card. Tran... more

Production. Shell loading. These 2,000-pound bombs will carry death and destruction to the Axis from a huge shell-loading plant in the Midwest. The arsenal makes even deadlier gifts for Hitler--4,000-pound "block busters" and shells of still greater size. Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. These 2,000-pound bombs will carry death an...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer... more

Production. Shell loading. Infra-red rays dry the paint on shells in these compartments at a large Midwest loading plant. The production of shells never stops here, three shifts of workers being spread "round the clock." Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. Infra-red rays dry the paint on shells in t...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

Production. Shell loading. TNT is poured into shells through these funnels on a distribution line in a large Midwest loading plant. TNT, used almost exclusively in shells, looks like a good grade of maple sugar. It is believed that soon the United States will use only TNT in bombs also. Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. TNT is poured into shells through these fun...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

"Cloverleaf clusters" is the official title for these packages of 105 mm. artillery shells. Delivery lines are speedy at the large Midwest loading plant where they are made. Fourteen 2,000-pound bombs have been removed from a truck and placed in a freight car in fourteen minutes--and four 4,000-pound "block busters" have been moved from truck to freight car in fifteen minutes. Ravenna ordnance plant

"Cloverleaf clusters" is the official title for these packages of 105 ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

Production. Shell loading. Nonchalantly loading a two-ton "block buster" at a large Midwest plant. Every precaution is taken, but a certain stoicism is required for this job. The workmen fill each end of the bomb with TNT, delivered "hot," and the remaining spaces with amatol, a mixture of fifty percent ammonium hydrate and fifty percent TNT. Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. Nonchalantly loading a two-ton "block buste...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

Production. Shell loading. Weighing the propelling charges of smokeless powder before they are poured into shells at a large Midwest loading plant. This precise work is done mostly by women. Mechanical devices produced in the fuse division enable soldiers in the field to delay or accelerate the explosion of a projectile. Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. Weighing the propelling charges of smokeles...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

Production. Shell loading. These girls are "staking" fuses in the assembly of artillery shells in a large Midwest loading plant. In the manufacture and loading of percussion caps--an operation performed in a large division of the plant--ninety percent of the employees are women. Army officers say the women speed up production. Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. These girls are "staking" fuses in the asse...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

Production. Shell loading. Every shell that goes through a large Midwest loading plant must be thoroughly cleaned. These women are removing excess paint from the bands that circle the projectiles. Women also stencil firing data on the shells and perform many other essential operations. Ravenna ordnance plant

Production. Shell loading. Every shell that goes through a large Midwe...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Image source: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pictu... more

Whiting-Plover Paper Mill, Building No. 6, 3243 Whiting Road, Whiting, Portage County, WI

Whiting-Plover Paper Mill, Building No. 6, 3243 Whiting Road, Whiting,...

Significance: The Whiting-Plover mill is one of the oldest mills on the Wisconsin River. Survey number: HAER WI-56-F

Whiting-Plover Paper Mill, Building No. 17, 3243 Whiting Road, Whiting, Portage County, WI

Whiting-Plover Paper Mill, Building No. 17, 3243 Whiting Road, Whiting...

Significance: The Whiting-Plover mill is one of the oldest mills on the Wisconsin River. Survey number: HAER WI-56-G

The Polish people of Portage County,

The Polish people of Portage County,

"From Proceedings of the State historical society of Wisconsin, 1907." Also available in digital form.

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Significance: This building was built in 1839 as an office for the Franklin Land Company. The Land Company went bankrupt before completion and the township took possession and completed it as their meeting hall... more

The Polish people of Portage County,

The Polish people of Portage County,

"From Proceedings of the State historical society of Wisconsin, 1907." Also available in digital form.

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Significance: This building was built in 1839 as an office for the Franklin Land Company. The Land Company went bankrupt before completion and the township took possession and completed it as their meeting hall... more

The Polish people of Portage County,

The Polish people of Portage County,

"From Proceedings of the State historical society of Wisconsin, 1907." Also available in digital form.

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Significance: This building was built in 1839 as an office for the Franklin Land Company. The Land Company went bankrupt before completion and the township took possession and completed it as their meeting hall... more

The Polish people of Portage County,

The Polish people of Portage County,

"From Proceedings of the State historical society of Wisconsin, 1907." Also available in digital form.

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Significance: This building was built in 1839 as an office for the Franklin Land Company. The Land Company went bankrupt before completion and the township took possession and completed it as their meeting hall... more

The Polish people of Portage County,

The Polish people of Portage County,

"From Proceedings of the State historical society of Wisconsin, 1907." Also available in digital form.

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Franklin Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent, Portage County, OH

Significance: This building was built in 1839 as an office for the Franklin Land Company. The Land Company went bankrupt before completion and the township took possession and completed it as their meeting hall... more

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