Seneca Army Depot between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes has closed
shop. The Cold War ended with a whimper. There are 519 ammo
bunkers and other buildings still standing, but empty. And
the former base is completely surrounded by barbed wire. The
people in the small towns around the base lost a revenue source
from Uncle Sam and they are so desperate now that they succesfully
lobbied the state to build a new facility to house the criminally
insane in their back yard.
left behind are the results of an experiment to breed white
deer. Behind the fence is theworld's largest herd of white
deer. A sight to behold. There is a group of people that are
trying to preserve the white deer and turn the area into an
eco-tourism destination. They have a website.
We spotted a brown deer mingling with the white ones. What is this world coming to? Stay tuned.