" Trailer Camp Charlestown , Indiana
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that have just a bit more going for them ..
look , use , and location .
In 1940 the population of Charlestown was 900 , but swelled to 13,400
due to the building and operation of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant ( INAAP ) .
This created a housing problem , as chicken , wood , and wash houses had to house
all the new residents that flocked to the area for jobs created by the INNAP .
Additional problems caused by the rapid influx of new residents was improper
sanitation at restaurants , inefficient sewers , gambling , panhandling , and diseases
such as typhoid , and malaria .
The Indiana Army Ammunition Plant , it's four in a row smokestacks can be seen
directly above the 2nd from left trailer .
The furthest from left stack is obscured at it's base by a water tower standing by the plant .