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There’s still a little bit of time to see The Story of John Hendrix: Prophet of Oak Ridge exhibit at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
The exhibit, which chronicles the life of Hendrix and his prediction for Oak Ridge, is on view through Jan. 30 in the museum lobby.
Utilizing family records, oral stories passed down through generations and artifacts, Hendrix’s story is related from his birth on Nov. 9, 1865, to his death in 1915.
Although his birth and death are recorded, there is no documentation by Hendrix regarding his vision about the building of Oak Ridge to end a great war.
The following is the legendary description of Hendrix’s vision of the foretelling of Oak Ridge:
Bear Creek Valley some day will be filled with great buildings and factories, and they will help toward winning one of the greatest wars that will ever be.
There will be a city on Black Oak Ridge, and the center of authority will be on a spot middle-way between Sevier Tadlock's farm and Joe Pyatt's place.
A railroad spur will branch off the main L&N line, run down toward Robertsville and then branch off and turn toward Scarbrough.
Big engines will dig big ditches and thousand of people will be running to and fro. They will be building things, and there will be great noise and confusion and the earth will shake.
I've seen it. It's coming.
The American Museum of Science and Energy, at 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors older than 65 and $3 for students ages 6-17; ages 5 and younger are admitted free.
Visit www.amse.org or call 865-576-3200 for details.