1948

1948 (HM24DT)

Location: Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Anderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.82', W 84° 15.474'

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Union Carbide agreed to manage X-10 as well as the Y-12 plant with their new defense mission, and the K-25 uranium enrichment plant. Carbide named Nelson Rucker as X-10 executive director who with Alvin Weinberg instilling a sense of stability as physics leader, revitalized the laboratory, now renamed Oak Ridge National Laboratory. On February 1 radio station WATO went on the air, carrying the voices of AEC Chairman David Lilienthal and Town Councilman Carl Cooper. Frank Wilson, American Legion commander, led a drive to get 50 beds assigned at Oak Ridge Hospital for needy veterans. Renowned violinist Isaac Stern played with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. In June, John Franklin, manager of AEC's Oak Ridge Operations Office, announce the AEC's plan to open the city's gates to the outside world next year. At a Town Council meeting, some 200 citizens voted 10 to 1 against making Oak Ridge an open city. Community affairs representatives signed a 10-year contract in November with Alfred Hill, a Chester, Pennsylvania, newspaper publisher, to publish a newspaper called "The Oak Ridger", with Richard Smyser as managing editor.

Given by the Oak Ridge Federal Credit Union and By the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, June 2005.
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HM NumberHM24DT
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByOak Ridge Federal Credit Union and by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747125 N 3988942
Decimal Degrees36.01366667, -84.25790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.82', W 84° 15.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 49.2" N, 84° 15' 28.44" W
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Area Code(s)615, 865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-144 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge TN 37830, US
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