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Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center

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Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center

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245 N Thorpe Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
(928) 213-2767 https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/817/Joe-C-Montoya-Community-Senior-Center

February 2019

Arizona’s War Town: Flagstaff, Navajo Ordnance Depot, and World War II (Flagstaff)

February 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center, 245 N Thorpe Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Weeks after Pearl Harbor the War Department announced construction of a massive ammunition storage depot ten miles west of Flagstaff along U.S. Highway 66 at Bellemont. Flagstaff’s population jumped from five to 20 thousand in a spasm of boom town upheaval. Several thousand Navajo and Hopi construction workers labored at the struggling new depot – the key storage facility for the Port of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, 400 sailors and Marines of the Navy’s V-12 officer training program arrived on the…

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