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Entrance to Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Ga.
Title: Entrance to Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1900-1914

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 | Picture postcards | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
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 Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Rights: 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.

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