Tennessee

"Oak Ridge United Church" by Brian Stansberry under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Oak Ridge United Church” by Brian Stansberry under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

“In keeping with its status as a totally secret, government-run town, Oak Ridge had one church, non-denominational and available to all faiths. It was called ‘The Chapel On The Hill,’ and is still there to this day. It’s where my parents were married.” – David Ross

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Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Tennessee

"Gatlinburg TN overlook" by Mountain Vacation Resorts under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Gatlinburg TN overlook” by Mountain Vacation Resorts under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

“My parents were married in August, 1946, and spent their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. Although it is a bit of a tourist trap, it is a beautiful location, opening into even more beautiful locations.” – David Ross

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Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Tennessee

"Neyland aerial view of checkerboard" by Neomrbungle is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International
Neyland aerial view of checkerboard” by Neomrbungle is licensed under CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

“Picking one photo of Tennessee is tough because each region is different. However I think Neyland Stadium is one of the most iconic images. Knoxville has only a population of 183,270 in the city yet it almost doubles every Saturday during football season as more than 102,455 pack into the stadium. The fanfare is amazing and shows that football is not a sport but a religion in the South.” – Rob Gronauer

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Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Tennessee

"Oak Ridge Bethel Valley Road" by Brian Stansberry under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Oak Ridge Bethel Valley Road” by Brian Stansberry under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

“I was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where my parents met during the war, working on the atom bomb in the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge. At that time, Oak Ridge was a completely secret city, shown on no maps. Any communication with the people living there went through Knoxville, Tennessee, and the outside world was given the impression that the people in Oak Ridge were actually working for companies such as Eastman, or other chemical companies. This first picture shows a military checkpoint that people had to pass through to enter the city. The checkpoints, though abandoned, are still located in there.” – David Ross

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Header image: map of Northeast Houston in 1922, courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.