During a walk this month, the National Park Service will discuss how and why Oak Ridge was developed and how people were encouraged to stay during World War II. The free walk will be led by a ranger at Alvin K. Bissel Park at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28.
The walk will begin at the Secret City Commemorative Walk, and it will end at the International Friendship Bell.
The walk will also feature Shigeko Uppuluri, who will discuss her role in bringing the Friendship Bell to Oak Ridge. She will discuss the history and meaning of the bell.
The Secret City Commemorative Walk is located at the end of the parking lot next to the Oak Ridge Public Library at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike, near the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike and South Tulane Avenue. [Read more…]