Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jefferson Proving Grounds, Indiana

The claim: Southern Indiana - This facility was an active base with test firing occuring daily. Portions of the base have been opened to create an industrial park, but other areas are still highly restricted. A camp is believed to be located "downrange". Facility is equipped with an airfield and has a nearby rail line.

What it really is: The base was closed in 1995. The Army does maintain have a small, on-sight staff to oversee the cleaning up of the area.

Currently 50,000 acres of the firing line have been turned into the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, and a 1,000 acres north of the firing line is being used by the Indiana Air National Guard.

There is what was once an old air field to the south, but the buildings there that would support it are mostly gone, and the runways either degrading, or are gone.

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