Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: Arsenal of Democracy

Clip: Special | 7m 47s

At the outbreak of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt’s call for the United States to become “a great Arsenal of Democracy” set in motion a plan to build a massive ammunition plant on the Sauk Prairie. The plant would change the landscape and way of life for those in the area.

Aired: 10/11/19

Rating: NR

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie was funded by major support from Greg and Carol Griffin, Darlene Ballweg, Culver’s Foundation, and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, with additional support from Bank of Prairie du Sac, Consumers Cooperative, Sid and Lisa Cook, John and Alice Grady, Richard and Marilyn McFarlane, Milwaukee Valve Company, Ellen Paul, Sauk County UW Extension, Arts and Culture Committee and Wisconsin Arts Board, Schwarz Insurance, Tim and Pat Size, Jim Slattery, Tools for Marketing, Inc., Wyttenbach Meats, the Focus Fund for Wisconsin History supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.