Powder Magazine (Blue Ball, Arkansas)

The Powder Magazine is a surviving structure of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp of the 1707th Company. Located in Ouachita National Forest in the northeast corner of Scott County, Arkansas, it is a small stone and concrete structure about 4 by 3 feet (1.22 m × 0.91 m) and between 3 and 4-1/2 feet in height. It is located about 50 yards (46 m) south of the T-shaped junction of two forest roads (designated #96 and #99) in 1993) on top of a ridge above Dutch Creek. The structure was built to house the camp's explosives, which were typically used by the camp crew for road and bridge building projects.[2]

Powder Magazine
Powder Magazine (Blue Ball, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Powder Magazine (Blue Ball, Arkansas)
Location in Arkansas
Powder Magazine (Blue Ball, Arkansas) is located in the United States
Powder Magazine (Blue Ball, Arkansas)
Location in United States
Nearest cityBlue Ball, Arkansas
Coordinates35°0′8″N 93°43′7″W / 35.00222°N 93.71861°W / 35.00222; -93.71861Coordinates: 35°0′8″N 93°43′7″W / 35.00222°N 93.71861°W / 35.00222; -93.71861
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built1935 (1935)
Built byCivilian Conservation Corps
MPSFacilities Constructed by the CCC in Arkansas MPS
NRHP reference No.93001096[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 20, 1993

The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Powder Magazine". Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-05-11.