Solway Security Gate (1946)

7132839347_9e2d5fd98b_kMilitary Police stand guard at the Solway Gate, the main entrance from Knoxville to early Oak Ridge. The undated photo was taken in 1946. (Department of Energy archives/Ed Westcott photo)

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