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Event Category: Other Special Event
Date of Event: May 25, 2013 (Saturday)
Time of Event: 2:00 PM
Event Site: Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
Event Description: We will be celebrating our Refuge history! Before the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge became a refuge, it was a military base reserved to protect the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. One of our WWII bunkers will again be home to a 16" gun, just like one that was here in the 1940's. Join us as we welcome back this piece of history with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Come see this giant gun barrel -- 68-feet long, 120 tons -- this barrel stood guard on the USS Missouri as the Japanese surrendered at the end of WWII.
Geographic Region: US - Northeast
State/Province: Virginia
Contact Information: 757-331-2760
Event URL: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternshore/

 

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