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Community organizers will commemorate Oak Ridge’s anniversary through a heritage celebration planned for Sept. 19, the 70th anniversary of the creation of the World War II Secret City, and the first site of the Manhattan Project.
On Sept. 19, 1942, Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the decision to acquire 90 square miles of East Tennessee farmland to be the location for the first site of the Manhattan Project facilities.
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