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Fort Bliss scrap drive claims general's hitching post, 'Blue Whistler' McGinty cannon

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The "Blue Whistler" McGinty cannon played a large part in the early history of El Paso and Mexico. The cannon boomed its way into Southwest history on the Federal Forces side at the battle of Val Verde, N.M., in 1862. Two bronze cannons, weighing 1,250 pounds each, have been uncovered in the ordnance and contributed to the drive.
2 months ago·El Paso, United States

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Fort Bliss scrap drive claims general's hitching post, 'Blue Whistler' McGinty cannon

In 1942, Fort Bliss held a scrap drive to aid in the war effort. Scrapped items included Gen. Innis Swift’s hitching post and the McGinty cannon.

2 months ago·El Paso, United States
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