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Great Lakes history marked by growth and retreat

Jun 30, 2011 10:55:17 PM- chicagotribune.com
A century ago, the idea of a naval station hundreds of miles from any ocean port seemed to some absurd. But after the Spanish-American War, according to the U.S. Navy, military leaders noticed many of their best sailors came from the Midwest and wanted to train recruits there.

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