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Oak Ridge in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

1948

 
 
1948 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
1. 1948 Marker
Inscription. Union Carbide agreed to manage X-10 as well as the Y-12 plant with their new defense mission, and the K-25 uranium enrichment plant. Carbide named Nelson Rucker as X-10 executive director who with Alvin Weinberg instilling a sense of stability as physics leader, revitalized the laboratory, now renamed Oak Ridge National Laboratory. On February 1 radio station WATO went on the air, carrying the voices of AEC Chairman David Lilienthal and Town Councilman Carl Cooper. Frank Wilson, American Legion commander, led a drive to get 50 beds assigned at Oak Ridge Hospital for needy veterans. Renowned violinist Isaac Stern played with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. In June, John Franklin, manager of AECís Oak Ridge Operations Office, announce the AECís plan to open the cityís gates to the outside world next year. At a Town Council meeting, some 200 citizens voted 10 to 1 against making Oak Ridge an open city. Community affairs representatives signed a 10-year contract in November with Alfred Hill, a Chester, Pennsylvania, newspaper publisher, to publish a newspaper called “The Oak Ridger”, with Richard Smyser as managing editor.

Given by the Oak Ridge Federal Credit Union and By the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, June 2005.
 
Erected 2005 by Oak Ridge Federal Credit Union and by the Rotary

1948 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. 1948 Marker
Club of Oak Ridge.
 
Location. 36° 0.82′ N, 84° 15.474′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike (Tennessee Route 95) and South Tulane Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Oak Ridge Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is located at Alvin K. Bissell Park. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manhattan Engineer District – USAEC (here, next to this marker); Oak Ridge Schools (here, next to this marker); 1946 (here, next to this marker); Y-12 – The Calutron Plant (here, next to this marker); Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project (here, next to this marker); Construction Workers (here, next to this marker); 1942 (here, next to this marker); 1945 (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  Secret City Commemorative Walk. (Submitted on January 4, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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Secret City Commemorative Walk image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
3. Secret City Commemorative Walk
Secret City Commemorative Walk image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
4. Secret City Commemorative Walk
Secret City Commemorative Walk image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
5. Secret City Commemorative Walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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