1946

1946 (HM24DV)

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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This was the world's first fully peacetime year since 1938. Cities everywhere began struggling to change things back to normal; Oak Ridge was different - we had never been normal. Things here were also in a state of flux because the success of the K-25 diffusion process meant the closing down of Y-12's process with huge layoffs. Construction was also largely finished, so the town population dropped from 75,000 to nearly 36,000. One sign of approaching normalcy was folks complaining about high prices; both a hamburger and a baby sitter for an hour cost 25 cents. The year's big debate over military vs. civilian control of the nuclear program was settled in favor of the civilian Atomic Energy Commission. The Army here thought one good step to normalcy could be an elected Town Council, and 53 candidates promptly offered their names for the 12 seats. At that new Council's first session 300 citizens complained about phone service, cafeteria food, laundry service, home maintenance, and other topics. New civic clubs, like other towns had, were organized, and eight churches began talking about constructing their own buildings.

Erected in Honor of the Union Carbide Corporation Companies That Operated Government Facilities in Oak Ridge from 1945 to 1984 by Union Carbide Retirees and By the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, June 2005.
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HM NumberHM24DV
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByUnion Carbide Retirees 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 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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