"Powder On The Prairie" "Erhart Remembered"

"Powder On The Prairie" "Erhart Remembered"

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In 1942, seventy Wisconsin farm families were evicted from their land by the U.S. government with barely three months notice then they weren't paid for two years. The reason? Construction of the world's largest ammunition plant. The video revisits the 7,000-acre plant as it is today, with some of the farmers who were displaced and hear from them what this idyllic rural area was like before the plant changed it forever. This view of World War II from the home front is brought to life by rare 16 mm color film footage shot by local farmer, Harlan Stone.  The video also includes "Erhart Remembered," a character sketch of farmer-turned local historian, who documented the building of the Badger Ordnance Works on the Sauk Prairie near Baraboo, Wisconsin. Erhart captured in rich detail the impact of the plant on his home, a rural township in Wisconsin called Sumpter. DVD, 

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