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September 20, 2013

19 Wonderful Color Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the 1960s

Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Knoxville. Oak Ridge was established in 1942 as a production site for the Manhattan Project—the massive American, British, and Canadian operation that developed the atomic bomb. Scientific development still plays a crucial role in the city's economy and culture in general.

Here, below is a collection of 19 wonderful color photographs of Oak Ridge in the 1960s.

School Bus Stop Oak Ridge

Mother pushing daughter in swing Oak Ridge neighborhood in 1964

Night View of City of Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Shopping Center With Watermelons For Sale

Your Stake in the Atom Oak Ridge

Jefferson Junior High Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Shopping Center

Overall View of Oak Ridge Pool

PE Class Oak Ridge High School

Control Data Processing IBM equipment Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Symphony

Oak Ridge High School

Oak Ridge Art Center

Mother Daughter Enjoying Spring in Oak Ridge

Chapel On The Hill Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Post Office

View Oak Ridge

American Museum of Atomic Energy Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Marina 1968

(via doe-oakridge)



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