The Sandy Hook Proving Ground
NPS/Gateway NRA Museum Collection and U.S. Army
The Sandy Hook Proving Ground was the first U.S. Army Proving Ground. It was established in 1874 to test new weaponry. In 1919, it moved to Aberdeen, Maryland.
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The Sandy Hook Proving Ground is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.
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