This image is the cover for the book Seneca Army Depot: Fighting Wars from the New York Home Front, Military

Seneca Army Depot: Fighting Wars from the New York Home Front, Military

Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began to prepare to enter World War II.

When the army decided to build a depot in Seneca County in 1941, dozens of families were given only days to vacate the homes they loved and land they had farmed for generations. The depot provided vital jobs for residents, but it also continued to cause controversy even after it was established--all while providing critical support for the army through the Persian Gulf War. Since the base closed in 2000, the community has grappled with what to do with the property, including protecting the area population of white deer. Join local historians Carolyn Zogg and Walter Gable as they tell the story of the Seneca Army Depot and the lives it has affected.

Walter Gable, Carolyn Zogg

Walter Gable has been the Seneca County Historian since August 2003. A life-long resident of Seneca County, he taught high school social studies for 30 years. Carolyn Zogg is the Seneca Falls Historical Society / Becker House Museum director. She served on the Board of Directors for Celebrate '98, commemorating 150 years of the Women's Rights movement. She received national historical accreditation for Lodi Historical Society's tracker organ, and is past president/Trustee Emerita of Lodi HS.

The History Press