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The Move to Oak Ridge, 1943

Margaret's father, a nuclear chemist, found work at "Clinton Engineering Works" in East Tennessee, 1943.

The war was on and the US was working feverishly to create the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project.

Oak Ridge, called Clinton Engineering Works at the time, was set up as a site to extract the large amounts of Uranium needed for an atomic bomb.

No one but the highest ranking officials knew what was the purpose of Oak Ridge was-- only that they were part of the war effort.

And so, Margaret and her family move to East Tennessee...

Atomic Secrets

Little did anyone know all the damage being done.

The hazardous leaks caused strange things to happen under the earth. Rumors of mud monsters, giant robots, and lake monsters began to rise...

Find out more from Clare Caldwell at Memphis College of Art's BFA 2013 show