Fort Ord is an abandoned military fort in Monterey, CA. Some people call it Ford Ord, but when you google it, it's Fort Ord. I'd like to know the story behind this if you know anything about it. Just from reading the Wikipedia article, I've come across a few interesting facts. It was built in 1914 and closed in September 1994. During the 1950s and 1960's Fort Ord was a staging area for units departing for war, and at one time had 50,000 troops on the installation. In 1992, Army elements from Fort Ord participated in quelling the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. After some 77 years of military use, the base was found to be highly and widely contaminated with toxics including lead from bullets at the beach rifle training ranges, unexploded ordnance across more than 10,000 acres of impact ranges, and unlined landfills leaking trichloroethane and carbon tetrachloride.
So, naturally, we'd want to explore this place, right?!