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Entrance to Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Ga.

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Type: Picture postcards | StillImage
Title: Entrance to Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1900-1914
Description: Early-twentieth century postcard image of the entrance of Augusta Arsenal. The United States Arsenal at Augusta was built in 1819 at a site located on the Savannah River. During the late 1820s, an outbreak of black fever forced the facility to move to Summerville, Georgia. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War the arsenal was turned over to the Confederacy and remained in the possession of the Confederate States until the end of the war when it was returned to the federal government. The Augusta Arsenal remained in operation throughout the course of both world wars and the Korean War until it was closed in 1955. The arsenal now serves as the present site for Augusta State University.

Inscribed on verso: "Augusta, Ga., Mar. 7, 1914, Dear Ella: I have been so glad to hear of Almira and am so relieved that she is getting along all right. Thank you so much for being my bulletin. All OK Here and all send love. --Arlena"

Addressed to: Miss Ella Mayo, 1305 17th St. Washington, D.C.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: Augusta Arsenal (Augusta, Ga.) | Augusta Arsenal (Augusta, Ga.)--Pictorial works | Arsenals--Georgia--Augusta | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: East Central Georgia Regional Library (Augusta, Ga.)
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005
Original Material: Entrance to Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Ga. [S.l.] : S.H. Kress & Co., [between 1900 and 1914] | Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Related Materials: Forms part of: Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hagp/id:aep027

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
East Central Georgia Regional Library (Augusta, Ga.)
Collection Information: Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards from the Collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System