Fort Devens: Three Months from Concept to Army Base


Lowell Sun, Posted: 01/19/2014 08:29:14 AM EST

DEVENS — Spurred by a coming war, Fort Devens was built in a remarkable three months by a high school dropout.

Fred Ley was a smart young adult who studied how to survey and eventually became a contractor, retired engineer George Kingston told about 20 people at a Fort Devens Museum talk on Saturday.

“He knew how to get the job done and make a profit,” Kingston said.

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