Tunnel leads into one of the ten mound shaped buildings which form manufacturing area at DuPont's dynamite plant near Martinsburg, West Virginia. Concrete walls are twice as thick as foundation of well built home. Air conditioning is new feature of this unit, where dynamite is packed in cartridges.
Aluminum covered conveyors snake across landscape, adding another weird touch to the Explosives Departments dynamite plant near Martinsburg, West Virginia. By eliminating old style powder buggies, conveyors reduce handling and speed the manufacture.
Not an archaeologists discovery of some ancient city, but the Explosives Department's new streamlined dynamite plant 8 miles from Martinsburg, West Virginia. DuPont selected this site because it is near the biggest markets: the coal mine fields of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.