DuPont's Powder Company located on Carneys Point, NJ existed since 1892. With the World War I defense boom, DuPont had expanded the plant to 67 times its prewar capacity and employed 25,000 workers by 1917. The town of Carneys Point largely developed in the prewar and war era to provide housing for plant employees.
Narrative adapted from DuPont Company website.
Photo courtesy of: DuPont Company