Wartime basketball in Oak Ridge

basketballIt was World War II, with Oak Ridge doing its share — or more — on the Manhattan Project, and the A-bomb workers were getting their recreation as could be. In this photograph, Jan. 23, 1945, the basketball game underway was POE Piping vs Carbide & Carbon. (Department of Energy archives/photo by Ed Westcott)

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