Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; First Edition edition (October 24, 2005)
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Oak Ridge is nestled within the foothills of East Tennessee, 25 miles west of Knoxville. Bordered on 3 facets through the Clinch River, the land first existed less than different names--Elza, Robertsville, Scarboro, and Wheat--and turned a part of the Clinton Engineering Works later often called Oak Ridge. In 1942, 59,000 acres of land have been reworked in an issue of weeks right into a "secret urban" that turned often called the mysterious big apple District. As a right away results of the letter written by way of Albert Einstein to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, the big apple District was once created to improve new atomic guns. ultimately named Oak Ridge in 1943 and now thriving with a inhabitants of over 27,000, the city is still an important heart for the development of technological know-how and expertise used during the international. during this pictorial heritage, photos and private descriptions advisor readers on a visible trip of the development of a urban and the construction of the atomic bomb, to the post-war transformation of Oak Ridge right into a significant clinical group within the South.