By Mary Giorgio
*Editor’s Note: I would type this in ultra-bold if such a font existed. Do not “explore” this former military munitions plant. Local, regional, state and federal authorities tend to frown upon it. With bullets.
Located on 13,000 acres just outside of LaPorte, Indiana, the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant supplied hundreds of thousands of Allied troops with ammunition during World War II. While the plant’s production of ammunition made decisive American victories possible, the plant also brought financial prosperity to nearby Indiana communities struggling to recover from the Great Depression.