The Story of Wheat

Oak Ridge (WVLT) -- The Story of Wheat exhibit opened today at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

It tells the story of Wheat, a city whose people were relocated when the Army Corp of Engineers moved in.

"It was taken over for the Manhattan Project which started out about year or two before called Kingston Demolition range and then Clinton Engineering and it ended up as the Manhattan Project called Oak Ridge, manufacturing the atomic bomb," said Don Watson, a former resident of Wheat.

Former citizens and descendants provided artifacts, memorabilia and interviews for the exhibit.

The event is slated to run through August.

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