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Savanna Army Depot

Farmland originally known as Sand Prairie, an area 13 miles long and 1 to 4 miles wide
between the CB&Q Railroad and the Mississippi River, became the Savanna Proving Ground
after Congress passed the Sundry Civil Act in 1917. It was intended to provide,
"Facilities for the Proof and Test of Field Artillery and Ammunition". Army operations
continued until the base closed in 2000.

The area is now known as Lost Mound Wildlife Preserve, and cleanup of old ordnance
has been underway for some years. A small number of the buildings are being used
by private companies for business and storage, but the majority are neglected and
slowly falling into disrepair.
Guard Shack
Guard Shack
Reclamation
Reclamation
Hanover Bluffs
Hanover Bluffs
Vanishing Road
Vanishing Road
Shick Brithouse
Shick Brithouse
Heat Plant
Heat Plant
Warning, Restricted Area
Warning, Restricted Area
Unknown Building
Unknown Building
Bunker Town
Bunker Town
Latch
Latch
Headquarters, 2011
Headquarters, 2011
Number 23 Entrance
Number 23 Entrance
Doorway
Doorway
Brick Shed
Brick Shed
Light Shadow
Light Shadow
Gate and Guardshack
Gate and Guardshack
Trackside Structure
Trackside Structure
Tank Cars
Tank Cars
Door 928
Door 928
Rail Docks
Rail Docks
Dock Door
Dock Door
Depot Cottonwood
Depot Cottonwood
Fenceline
Fenceline
Three Stacks
Three Stacks
Steam Boiler
Steam Boiler
Control Panel
Control Panel
Closed Intersection
Closed Intersection
BNSF 6078
BNSF 6078
Cold, Dry, and Deserted
Cold, Dry, and Deserted
Sand Prairie Spur
Sand Prairie Spur
Ivied Wall
Ivied Wall
Open Doors
Open Doors
Headquarters, 2012
Headquarters, 2012
Door 928, 2012
Door 928, 2012
Entrance
Entrance
Fresh Paint, Old Knob
Fresh Paint, Old Knob
Theater
Theater
Old Hardware, Old Paint
Old Hardware, Old Paint
Building at CN Loop Road
Building at CN Loop Road
Chainlink and Vine
Chainlink and Vine