Pocatello (112.47W 42.88N) is the location of a rail junction in southeast Idaho. It was selected on 1 April 1942 for as the site for a naval ordnance plant, primarily to serve as a gun relining shop for the West Coast naval bases. The plant was comissioned on 2 August 1943 and eventually amounted on 50 buildings on a 211-acre (85 hectare) site. Facilities included two furnace pits and a 250-ton crane, adequate for any naval rifle in use with the fleet.

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"Building the Navy's Bases in World War II" (accessed 2017-9-8)

Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (accessed 2008-11-11)

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