The Secret City – In Focus – The Atlantic

The Secret City – In Focus – The Atlantic.

Excellent photo essay about Oak Ridge Tennessee, the “secret city” where radioactive material was refined for use in the first atomic bombs in the early 1940s.  This was all taking place just across the Blue Ridge from Black Mtn. College, and not far from Myles Horton’s Highlander School.  I wonder if or when students at these schools ever became aware of what work was being done in their backyards…

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  1. Great article. It is interesting even today driving though nearby areas, including Knoxville and seeing how much the mention of atomic energy still remains. For example: using terms relating/referring to nuclear topics is very popular in business names even today. Examples include the Y-12 Federal Credit Union, Enrichment Credit Union, and K-25 Credit Union.

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