The war to end all wars was over, and it was time to drink beer and stack the cans

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The date was Oct. 11, 1946, a year after the atomic bombs were dropped and the war was won, and the Oak Ridge mood was pretty relaxed. M.P.’s were putting nickels in the juke box in the Club Room, drinking beers and stacking the cans as high they could get them. (Department of Energy archives/Ed Westcott photo)

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