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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, The Secret City: State played a vital role in ending World War II

August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020

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August 5, 2020 | The Crossville Chronicle

The Aug. 6, 1945, edition of the Knoxville News-Sentinel announced the U.S. had dropped an atomic bomb on Japan — and revealed the Tennessee connection.

Portions of this new weapon had come from Oak Ridge, a secret city with more than 425 buildings where farmland and five small communities had been just a few years before.

Oak Ridge was one of three secret cities in the U.S. manufacturing and developing components for the Manhattan Project.

This project included 125,000 people working for more than two years to develop the atomic weapons that would be used in August 1945 to bring World War II to an end following the use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

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