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

1949

 
 
1949 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
1. 1949 Marker
Inscription. On January 20 “The Oak Ridger” published its first edition. It told the city’s stories for decades, like a favorite talk about colorful, hard-driving General Leslie Groves, Manhattan Engineering District commandant. When he had needed minor surgery, he sought out Oak Ridge Hospital’s best, most secure quarters: the maternity ward. An early newspaper article covered dormitory tenants’ complaints over cuts in services and then their complaints about higher rents after the operator agreed to continue the services. The gates were opened on March 19 with ceremony and parade, and many came to see what the once Secret City was like. Patricia Neal, the actress born in Knoxville, visited Oak Ridge Playhouse. ORINS and AEC discussed starting an atomic energy museum. The bus drivers went out on a short strike, stranding 25,000 people who took the bus to work. Union Carbide distributed $3.6 million to employees at the three government plants through its savings plan. David Lilienthal announced that Oak Ridge was the world center for production of fissionable uranium 235 and that the gaseous diffusion plant would be expanded. In November he resigned as AEC Chairman.

Given by the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Founded in 1949 and By the ORNL Federal Credit Union, June 2005.
 
Erected 2005

1949 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 30, 2017
2. 1949 Marker
by Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Founded in 1949 and by the ORNL Federal Credit Union.
 
Location. 36° 0.818′ 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. 1947 (here, next to this marker); 1945 (here, next to this marker); Oak Ridge Hospital (here, next to this marker); X-10 – The Clinton Laboratories (here, next to this marker); K-25 – The Gaseous Diffusion Plant (here, next to this marker); 1943 (here, next to this marker); Oak Ridge – Secret City (here, next to this marker); ORINS / ORAU (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 87 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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