Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Knoxville. Oak Ridge's population was 27,387 at the 2000 census. The portion of the city located in Anderson County is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area, while the portion located in Roane County is included in the Harriman, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area; both of these areas are components of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN…
City Behind A Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946 -- Paperback (272 pages), kindle -- Created by the US government as part of rhe Manhattan Project to aid in the construction of the first atomic bomb, Oak Ridge grew to a population of 70,000 in 1945. #WWII #History
In 1945, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan became connected in a way too horrible to previously imagine. Today, this temple bell hangs in Oak Ridge in the hope that it will never happen again.
If you know "Elvira" only as a #1 country hit for the Oak Ridge Boys in 1981, you might not know that it was previously recorded by its author, Dallas Frazier, as well as Rodney Crowell, even Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.