“Tulip Town Market, Grove Center”

By James Edward Westcott, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July 4, 1945.

World War II created numerous “boomtowns” associated with the expanding shipbuilding, armaments, and aircraft industries. There were also “secret cities” built for workers involved in the development of the atomic bomb. These grocery clerks worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, site of several uranium-235 extraction facilities.

National Archives, General Records of the Department of Energy (433-ORN-PRO-802-6)