Hanging out at the Oak Ridge Pool (1947)

26073247231_6c274bf103_kIt was June 6, 1947, and it was a good time to be young in Oak Ridge. World War II was over, and the Cold War hadn’t begun. The future looked bright, and nothing seemed more important than hanging out at the pool with friend and just having fun. (Department of Energy archives/Ed Westcott photo)

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