I know it has been a while since I last posted, not that anybody cared anyways ^^ But anyways, let's continue our Trip through Aracjuna. Next Stop: Stanley and Fort Stanley.
(Fort) Stanley is known as the Heart of the Heartland, it is one of the fastest growing Communities in the Country.
It all began with a small Army Post, a Munitions Factory and a Grain Mill, which processed most of the Grain coming in from the surrounding Farmer Communities. During the Sixties, the Army Post started to grow into one of the biggest Army Facilities in the whole Country. The jobs provided by the Military attracted many people to settle in Stanley, which in turn attracted many new companies to settle there aswell. And so (Fort) Stanley grew in only 50 years from a little with only a few thousand people into a thriving small city of more than 50.000 people.
The old Munitions Factory is still standing and still in use. It was built in 1915, when the CS Army requested more modern Equipment, in case Aracjuna would get involved in the first World War.
Also the Old Grain Mill is still in use. Although the O'Malley Milling Company who owns this Building dates back to 1876, the Mill itself was built in 1948, after the Old Mill burnt down in 1946 after a tragic accident, which cost the Lives of 24 Employees and 11 Firemen.
To the right you see the Fort Stanley Convention Center, built in 1997, mostly financed by the local Business Sector. And on the left you got two of the tallest Buildings in Fort Stanley. In the front it's Aracjuna Defense Corp. Headquarters, the leading Arms Manufacturer of Aracjuna. They're manufacturing mostly licensed American, British and German Military. But recently ADC developed the Standard Infantry Rifle Mk.I, which is rumored to replace the G3-CS and the M16-CS2 as Standard Rifle for the Confederate Armed Forces. While the Special Forces will adopt a license-built version of the FN SCAR. While the taller Building behind ADCHQ houses Robertson&Wittmann Financial Services Ltd. the 4th biggest Bank in the country. They most recently came under fire for almost filing for bankruptcy, after the executive board blew almost all the money on easy women and booze. No bailout for those guys, I tell ya. ;D
Here an early sketch of the SIR Mk.I
A shot of the new off-Base Housing Area for Military Personnel and their Families
New Bootcamp graduates are sworn in to defend the Confederate States of Aracjuna
And with that, we move on to the Town of Stanley. Before the Army Post Fort Stanley was founded, Stanley was a small Farmer Village East of the place, that is today the Greater (Fort) Stanley Area. As the Army Base grew, so did Stanley and soon the two places grew together and make up what is today the Greater (Fort) Stanley Area, hence the brackets.
An aerial Photograph of Stanley, in the front, you can see Mount Irthum an inactive Volcano, although recent studies have shown, that the Volcano has shown a slight increase of Activity in the last years, nothing serious though.
This is the Stanley University of Technology, founded in 1982. Some of the Worlds biggest Inventions were made here, for example the DVD Rewinder, the Flatulence Deodorizer, the WLAN Cable and recently they're working on a Blu-Ray Rewinder, yes you gotta move with the times.
We finish with Stanley's Landmark, the Stanley Tower. The tallest Building in the Greater (Fort) Stanley Area, apart from housing most of the administrating offices of the local Businesses, it is also home of the Confederate Investigative Service (CIS) local branch.
Hope you enjoyed it, although I can't promise to make a new contribution to my city journal soon, I'll at least try. Stay tuned