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The Secret City

The Secret City - Oak Ridge, TN. Calutron operators at their panels, in the Y-12 plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II... Gladys Owens, the woman seated in the foreground, did not realize what she had been doing until seeing this photo in a public tour of the facility fifty years later. (Ed Westcott/DOE)

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Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira. Maybe you had to be there, but this was really a cool song in the early 80s.

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After the war, Oak Ridge worker, Mary Anne Bufard’s spoke about her unusual odd duties: "It didn’t make any sense. I worked in the laundry at the Monsanto Chemical Company, counting uniforms . . . The uniforms were first washed, then ironed, all new buttons sewed on and passed to me. I’d hold the uniform up to a special instrument and if I heard a clicking noise — I’d throw it back in to be done all over again. That’s all I did — all day long. Of course Mary was screening for radiation.

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Home Free - Elvira (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)- ONE OF MY NEW FAV SONGS!!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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7 Mind-Blowing Structures Built in Secret

A billboard at the Oak Ridge Facility, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which warned workers there to maintain silence and secrecy about what they were working on: the development of the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. The photograph was taken in August 1945.

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Country music legends Oak Ridge Boys are at Arlington Music Hall on April 19. Tickets on sale! www.arlingtonmusichall.com/CalendarofEvents/UpcomingEvents/tabid/64/Default.aspx

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*ABRAHAM LINCOLN's BODY EXHUMED: In 1900 the Lincoln Tomb located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in springfield, Illinois, was in need of repair + underwent a reconstruction. Construction of the present tomb took 15 months, + during that time Mr. Lincoln's coffin was in a temporary grave a few ft away. The above photo shows the temporary grave after being opened, + the pine box holding Mr. Lincoln's coffin is clearly visible.

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