Feb. 26, 1960

World War II (1939-1945)
The Joliet Arsenal, as seen on Feb. 26, 1960. The original caption notes that the facility, which is south of Joliet, employed about 18,000 workers during World War II. At the time the photo was taken, it only had 900 workers. It was decommissioned in 1973. Tribune archive photo, Chicago Tribune
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