1947 (HM24DU)

Location: Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Anderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.818', W 84° 15.474'

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Although many residents still felt Oak Ridge was a wartime town, they were now encouraged to view their city as possibly becoming a permanent community. This transition was kicked off January 1 when the Manhattan Engineering District handed off control of the government's atomic energy program to the civilian U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). In April, AEC Chairman David Lilienthal told citizens in a packed high school auditorium that AEC hoped that Oak Ridge would eventually become a "normal" city with home ownership and self-government. The AEC named Len Z. Dolan as the Oak Ridge city manager. Eight people were elected to seats on a new Town Council. The city's appearance improved as abandoned farm buildings and sub-standard dormitories were town down, and 50,000 trees were planted. The AEC built 450 modern garden apartments. A new country club offered nine holes of golf. A trial justice court replaced the justice of the peace. Citizens voted legalize the sale of whiskey. The year ended with a "Black Christmas" at Clinton National Laboratory because of uncertainties about their reactor programs and its next operating contractor.

Given by the K-25 Federal Credit Union and By the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, June 2005.
HM NumberHM24DU
Year Placed2005
Placed ByK-25 Federal Credit Union and By the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge
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Date Added Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747125 N 3988939
Decimal Degrees36.01363333, -84.25790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.818', W 84° 15.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 49.08" 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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