Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Badger Army Ammunitions Plant

Badger Army Ammunitions Plant (Wikipedia)

Museum of Badger Army Ammunition

Read More About It

"Powder to the People" (videocassette) Wisconsin Public Television


laying off

Interesting Fact:

The plant is located on an area of 7,354 acres of land.

Study Questions:

  • When was the Badger Army Ammunitions plant built and when were the primary years of operation?
  • What was manufactured at the plant?
  • What has happened to the plant since 1975?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 13:

    1884: Standard Time is adopted throughout the United States.
    1906: Susan B. Anthony dies.

  • March 13

    March 13, 1975: The Army announced that the Badger Army Ammunitions plant near Baraboo would close within a year, laying off 800 workers and canceling an annual payroll of $7-million.

    Wisconsin History Day By Day homepage
    January - December calendar page