Friday, March 5, 2010

Government Finally Abandons Hanover Farms Tract

New Jersey Mirror
March 6, 1918

-- Whatever hope remained of the government being able to utilize the Hanover Farms tract, between Whitesbog and Whitings for the great new munitions plant which it was at first proposed to locate there, disappeared last week when it became definitely known that the Federal authorities had determined upon a site not far from Hammonton for the new enterprise and that some of the equipment which had been at first sent to Hanover, had been transferred to the new site. The great plant will be located at Elwood, about five miles from Hammonton and a large force of men is already at work clearing the land for the erection of the necessary buildings. The tract comprises about eight thousand acres.