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What’s Up With The Cannon?

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Howitzer Nitro West Virginia
The front of the howitzer.

Confession time. Occasionally stop in Nitro West Virginia on my way to the East Coast. Which in itself isn’t a big deal. But every time I drive past the local McDonald’s and Dollar General, there sits a howitzer. 

And while it is reasonable to assume this is there for a purpose, I can’t quite figure out what. 

The location doesn’t seem to be a municipal park or monument. And the lot doesn’t currently have any veteran organizations or buildings on it. In actuality, the lot looks empty. 

Questions always creep into my mind:

  • Why is the cannon there?
  • Is the cannon for sale?
  • Could we buy it and place it on the John1911 range?

So…if anyone happens to know what the deal is with the cannon in Nitro West Virginia, drop me a note or leave a comment. We might be interested. 

 

Sincerely, 

Marky

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