Monday, May 28, 2018

How the US Government Kept Oak Ridge Secret

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was founded as a secret nuclear research facility for the Manhattan Project. My mother's family lived in East Tennessee already, and my grandfather got a job as a day laborer in Oak Ridge. He didn't ask questions, because people who asked a lot of questions didn't last long there. (via Digg)

If you're interested in the history of Oak Ridge, you might want to read the story of John Hendrix, a mystic from East Tennessee who died in 1915. The story is not quite as believable as the video above, but it is interesting. 

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