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The huge Belle plant of the DuPont Company, one of the valley's largest chemical complexes, dominates this small riverside town named for the daughter of the first postmaster. Established in 1925, the plant was the second-largest producer of anhydrous ammonia in the nation by 1936. From 1939 to 1947 DuPont manufactured the country's total output of nylon from its operations here.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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