Located on California's central coast off Highway 1, Fort Ord represents one of the most picturesque abandoned sites in North America.

Located on California's central coast off Highway 1, Fort Ord represents one of the most picturesque abandoned sites in North America.

Thanks to man’s seemingly insatiable desire to kill each other, militaries have been looking for places to build bases in strategic locations pretty m

Thanks to man’s seemingly insatiable desire to kill each other, militaries have been looking for places to build bases in strategic locations pretty m

Take the Plunge | FORT ORD, CA -- The indoor swimming pool a… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Take the Plunge | FORT ORD, CA -- The indoor swimming pool a… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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10 Abandoned Army Barracks & Military Training Camps of the World

Abandoned Fort Ord Veterinary Hospital,Salinas, CA (California’s Fort Ord operated for 77 long years, finally closing in 1994. Many of its buildings were abandoned and though some were demolished, most still stand “as is”. The latter category includes an assortment of WWII-vintage Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital buildings. Believe it or not, the United States Army employed horse-drawn artillery and mounted cavalry patrols to help defend the west coast during the war)

Abandoned Fort Ord Veterinary Hospital,Salinas, CA (California’s Fort Ord operated for 77 long years, finally closing in 1994. Many of its buildings were abandoned and though some were demolished, most still stand “as is”. The latter category includes an assortment of WWII-vintage Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital buildings. Believe it or not, the United States Army employed horse-drawn artillery and mounted cavalry patrols to help defend the west coast during the war)

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