Department of Energy
Billboards like this were common in Oak Ridge during World War II.

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Marie got up at 4:30 a.m. to make her husband’s breakfast before he walked up to Highway 62 to catch his ride to work.

This was an early morning ritual for her and many wives all over Morgan County; five days a week.
Since 1942 men had traveled east 25 or less miles to work at Y-12, K-25 or X-10 in the new city of Oak Ridge.