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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)


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


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.


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


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.


Country music legends Oak Ridge Boys are at Arlington Music Hall on April 19. Tickets on sale!


*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.