A Secret City in Tennessee Powered the Manhattan Project

Oak Ridge, established in 1942, was a key production site of uranium during World War II that fed the labs in Los Alamos.

A man sets up a machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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A copy of Oak Ridge's commission by US Atomic Energy
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The Peace Bell in Oak Ridge
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  • The Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell, designed by Oak Ridge residents and cast in Japan.

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