Talk:Ammunition Igloo

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Needs a disambuguation page and/or renaming[edit]

There is no single "Ammunition Igloo"; "ammunition igloo" is a VERY widely used term with literally thousands of "ammunition igloos" located on military installations throughout the US.

This may be the "Camp West Ammunition Igloo," it most certainly is NOT "The" Ammunition Igloo. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

How is this structure notable?[edit]

The "ammunition igloo" at Camp George West is merely one of thousands of concrete-arch earth-covered "igloo" ammunition magazines that were built on military installations in the 1940s. An identical igloo, lacking only the decorative stone facing that was added to the Camp George West igloo, can be seen under construction at Toele Army Depot in 1942 in this US Army photo:

The igloo at Camp George West was not associated with any significant historical events, being built long after the Colorado National Guard's involvement labor violence and the "Ludlow Massacre." Nor did it play a notable role in the Colorado National Guard's mobilization and training for WW II or subsequent military events.

The only thing, in fact, interesting about the Camp George West ammunition igloo was that it was given a decorative stone facing, while the standard concrete arch igloos built at Army installations had a plain cast concrete end wall. But this is hardly grounds for notability on its own. At most, a passing mention in an article about the architecture of Camp George West.

This article should be deleted. If not deleted for non-notability, at the very least renamed to reflect that it is merely "an" ammunition depot, one of thousands that were built, of which thousands remain in use for their intended purpose.