My wife, Carol, and I grew up in the “Secret City” — Oak Ridge. Part of our education was, “What you see and hear here, stays here.”
Evidently our former Oak Ridge High School classmates practiced this by not telling us about the Jefferson Soda Fountain until our recent reunion. Janet Harlan and Marjorie Matthews both suggested our committee have lunch there.
Rolland Carvel “Dudley” Hoskins opened the Oak Ridge Hoskins Drug Store in 1944 at this location, 22 North Jefferson Circle.