Sioux Ordnance Depot Fire & Guard Headquarters Sidney, Nebraska

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The Sioux Ordnance Depot Fire & Guard Headquarters, constructed in 1942, is located on the grounds of a former World War II U. S. Army munitions depot nine miles northwest of Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
396042
Names
Heritage Lists
National Register of Historic Places #94001234; state significance
Street Address
Jct. of 1st Ave. and Military Rd., Western Nebraska Community College

Timeline

  • National Register Nomination: Description

    The Sioux Ordnance Depot Fire & Guard Headquarters, constructed in 1942, is located on the grounds of a former World War II U. S. Army munitions depot nine miles northwest of Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska. The depot property consists of 19,771 acres of land bordered on the north, east, and west by gentle rolling tableland, and on the south by steep hills leading to the Lodgepole Valley...

  • National Register Nomination: Statement of Significance

    The Sioux Ordnance Depot Fire & Guard Headquarters is significant on a state level under Criterion A for its association with World War II and the construction of Sioux Ordnance Depot. The property is also significant under Criterion C as an excellent representation of building technology used in World War II military mobilization construction...

  • Historical Marker Text

    Sioux Army Depot was established on 23 March 1942 as Sioux Ordnance Depot. It was the only U.S. Army Ammunition Depot in Nebraska during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The depot was initially under the command of the U.S. Army Ordnance Department and later the U.S. Army Materiel Command...

References & Resources

  1. Nomination Form National Register of Historic Places.
  2. Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Western Nebraska Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields.
  3. Remembering Sioux Army Depot Ink Well Productions.
    “They stand like lonely outposts, vestiges of a bygone era, and from a distance on a clear day they look like an enormous prairie dog town. The 801 ammunition storage igloos at the former Sioux Army Depot are nearly forgotten now, lined up in the wheat fields outside Sidney, Nebraska as far as the eye can see. ”
  4. Nomination Form National Register of Historic Places.

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Sioux Ordnance Depot Fire & Guard Headquarters (Sidney, Nebraska)
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April 11, 2015