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1942 Sept 19

1942 Sept 19

Col. Leslie Groves selects Oak Ridge, TN as the site for the pilot plant. He buys Site X, 52,000 acres of land on the Clinch River. Preliminary construction work begins soon after.

Date Range: 
1942CE Sep 19th