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Originally only intended for 12,000 residents, the Oak Ridge site of the Manhattan Project grew to 75,000 individuals by 1945. Such phenomenal growth placed high demands on the city’s support systems and infrastructures. Consequently, much hard work…

Even though fences remained in place and entry into the city was gained only by use of passes until 1949, an effort was made to normalize life in Oak Ridge after World War II. An example of such is seen in this photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Tirpak who…

“The Beginning or the End,” a docudrama about the development of the first atomic bombs, was a big attraction at the Grove Theater in Oak Ridge in March 1947.
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