You can learn about the early school system of Oak Ridge, early shopping centers, and housing in the Clinton Engineer Works during a National Park Service hike on Saturday.
The hike is along the Cedar Hill Greenway. It is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17. It will be led by a National Park Service ranger.
The hike will begin at Cedar Hill Park, the former location of Cedar Hill Elementary School, a press release said.
“Along the hike, rangers will discuss the early school system of Oak Ridge, early shopping centers, and housing in the Clinton Engineer Works,” the release said. This will be a moderately difficult 2.5-mile hike.
“Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and bring drinking water,” the release said.
Oak Ridge is one of three sites of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. That park commemorates the communities, workers, buildings, and equipment used to create the world’s first atomic weapons as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II. The other two sites are Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Cedar Hill Park is located at the intersection of Outer Drive and Michigan Avenue in Oak Ridge. For more information visit the National Park Service desk inside the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Oak Ridge or call (865) 482-1942.
For more information about the park, visit https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oak-ridge.htm.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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