“Mushroom” City Well Protected

Issue 4 and Volume 102.

“Mushroom” City Well Protected In Orangeburg, Rockland County, N. Y., about 20 miles from New York, there sprung up overnight during World War II, Shanks Village. It was named in memory of General David C. Shanks, who commanded the New Pork Port of Embarkation in World War I and who wrote a book on that subject in which he featured the then Lieutenant John J. McCarthy, NYFD, now retired and serving as Fire Consultant to the New York State Hotel Association. The village is now a thriving community of 6,000 of which some 1,500 are Columbia University students under the GI Bill of Rights. The community embraces 32 square miles; 600 frame houses; 60 warehouses filled with war assets; and 80 permanent dwellings for officers from Fort Jay, USA, Governors Island—the HQ of the Department of the East. Shanks Village water supply is in 8, 10, 12 and 16 inch…

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