Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Images of America Series)

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Oak Ridge is nestled in the foothills of East Tennessee, 25 miles west of Knoxville. Bordered on three sides by the Clinch River, the land first existed under other names--Elza, Robertsville, Scarboro, and Wheat--and became part of the Clinton Engineering Works later known as Oak Ridge. In 1942, 59,000 acres of land were transformed in a matter of weeks into a "secret city" that became known as the mysterious Manhattan District. As a direct result of the letter written by Albert Einstein to Pres. Franklin D. ...
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Overview


Oak Ridge is nestled in the foothills of East Tennessee, 25 miles west of Knoxville. Bordered on three sides by the Clinch River, the land first existed under other names--Elza, Robertsville, Scarboro, and Wheat--and became part of the Clinton Engineering Works later known as Oak Ridge. In 1942, 59,000 acres of land were transformed in a matter of weeks into a "secret city" that became known as the mysterious Manhattan District. As a direct result of the letter written by Albert Einstein to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, the Manhattan District was created to develop new atomic weapons. Finally named Oak Ridge in 1943 and now thriving with a population of over 27,000, the town continues to be a significant center for the advancement of science and technology used throughout the world. In this pictorial history, photographs and personal descriptions guide readers on a visual journey of the construction of a city and the creation of the atomic bomb, to the post-war transformation of Oak Ridge into a major scientific community in the South.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738541709
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 989,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author and photographic historian Ed Westcott is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the city of Oak Ridge. From his first assignment by the U.S. Corps of Engineers to make the aerial photographs of the mountains and valleys that led to the selection of the Oak Ridge site by the government, to the photographic documentation of the building of the city and the atomic factories, Ed has photographed every aspect of the construction and community life in Oak Ridge for over 63 years.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1 Building and Operating Plants for the Manhattan Project 9
2 Bridges, Roads, and Housing 25
3 Recreation, Businesses, Churches, and Services 47
4 Elections, VIPs, Bond Drives, War Ends 101
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Goldflower

    Great! I love the story. It is filled with action, mysteroy, and is wondrful to read! I loved it!!!!! 5 stars! I wish i could give it more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2012

    Willowsong

    I hope they dont break the code like yellowfang and raggedstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Read Blueshines story ay

    Story time res 1 for chapter 1 res 2 fpr chapter 2 so and so on.

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    Posted October 24, 2012

    Braveheart

    Cool chapter. Read my story at "forwards".

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    Awesome story

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    Posted October 22, 2012

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