Hanford Engineer Works aerial photographcirca 1960
The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was a plutonium production facility that was first constructed during World War II. This item is a digital copy of the aerial photograph of the Hanford facility.
- circa 1960
General Physical Description
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The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was constructed during World War II. Sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company acted as the prime contractor. Due to the physical isolation of the plant and the confidential nature of the governments mission there (producing plutonium for the first atomic bomb), the plant was responsible for the medical and social affairs of the workers. The work force was mostly laborers brought in from outside the eastern Washington area.
Scope and Content
This item is an aerial photograph of the Hanford facility, which shows the buildings, smoke stacks, towers, railroad tracks and surrounding landscape. The photograph is signed "Dobley Johnson."
Existence and Location of Originals
Original photographic print : b&w ; 14 x 17 in. has been retained by the owner.
This collection is open for research.
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Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- Hanford Engineer Works aerial photograph
- Laurie Rizzo
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