Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Military Ghost Town "Seneca Army Depot"

This once thriving Military Depot covered over 10,000 acres in Seneca County New York. It was started in 1941 and was used as a weapons and munitions storage area it was in use up through the 1990's.
The Army closed it up in September 2000 and tore down most of the buildings and storage areas, but today it sits abandoned to time and as you drive through the deserted and grown over roads it has an eerie feeling to it.The only living things around are the famed White deer which are beautiful to see up close.

Some of the old storage bunkers still remain today for visitors to see.

In its hay days during the cold war the Depot held the largest stockpile of Nuclear weapons in the country.
Today just a few buildings are left and it is home to Kids Peace a place for troubled children.
There is also a maximum security state prison on the site called "Five Points" and located on the old air strip is the New York State Police Training Center. In 2002  The Glen Sports Group started using the air strip for auto racing.

The old Seneca Depot and the old former Sampson Air Force Base is a 45 minute drive from my house.When these two bases closed down it put thousands of local people out of work. Yet most of the land is still not used today just fenced off growing up in weeds............

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