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WWII Propaganda Billboards From The United States' Secret Atomic City

WWII Propaganda Billboards From The United States' Secret Atomic City

Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City

Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City

Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City Billboards,

Oak Ridge, TN: The ATOMIC CITY welcomes you… (Photo: Tom Hollyman, c. 1950) In 1942, the federal government purchased 60,000 acres to create a temporary city that would house the Manhattan Project. The town, which sits about 22 miles away from...

Oak Ridge, TN: The ATOMIC CITY welcomes you… (Photo: Tom Hollyman, c. 1950) In 1942, the federal government purchased 60,000 acres to create a temporary city that would house the Manhattan Project. The town, which sits about 22 miles away from...

Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City

Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City

In as part of the Manhattan Project, the U. government created a top ‘Secret Town’ aka ”The Atomic City’ now called Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The Untold Story:  The Girls of Atomic City   |   Black women were recruited to a muddy boom town in the Appalachian Mountains in 1942 to work on the top-secret project of refining and enriching uranium work in the plant, at Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. They were forced to live in huts and were not allowed to live with their spouses or bring their children - unlike white women.

The Girls of Atomic City: New book reveals the untold story of how tens of thousands of women worked on the Manhattan Project in a secret nuclear base in Tennessee and helped win the Second World War

The Untold Story: The Girls of Atomic City | Black women were recruited to a muddy boom town in the Appalachian Mountains in 1942 to work on the top-secret project of refining and enriching uranium work in the plant, at Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. They were forced to live in huts and were not allowed to live with their spouses or bring their children - unlike white women.

1940s Oak Ridge Military Gate. “Oak Ridge was established in 1942 as a production site for the Manhattan Project—the massive U.S., U.K. and Canadian operation that developed the atomic bomb.”

1940s Oak Ridge Military Gate. “Oak Ridge was established in 1942 as a production site for the Manhattan Project—the massive U.S., U.K. and Canadian operation that developed the atomic bomb.”

1945 K-25 Plant Aerial Oak Ridge Tennessee. ORNL has digitized its photography archives. From 1943-45, “Oak Ridge hosted several uranium separation technologies” like the Y-12 electromagnetic separation plant, and the K-25 and K-27 gaseous diffusion plants. There was also S-50 thermal diffusion plant, but the X-10 was used later for plutonium production. DOE Photo #20 by Ed Westcott

1945 K-25 Plant Aerial Oak Ridge Tennessee. ORNL has digitized its photography archives. From 1943-45, “Oak Ridge hosted several uranium separation technologies” like the Y-12 electromagnetic separation plant, and the K-25 and K-27 gaseous diffusion plants. There was also S-50 thermal diffusion plant, but the X-10 was used later for plutonium production. DOE Photo #20 by Ed Westcott

A painter illustrates war time propaganda to instill a sense of urgency in the 60,000 workers that pass by.

A painter illustrates war time propaganda to instill a sense of urgency in the 60,000 workers that pass by.

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