Civilian life in Benjamin Franklin Village

As military personnel usually took their families with them, there was also a lively civilian life within the garrison.

In addition to kindergartens and schools, there were shopping and health facilities, various leisure activities and, last but not least, a large number of sports facilities of various kinds. 

Children and teenagers could spend their free time in facilities such as playgrounds or the skate park.

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Found objects

The Mannheim US garrison depicted in objects