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While on the subject of National Parks,  I just got back yesterday from a near 2 week vacation.  (a week in Hilton Head and some time in Alabama, Tenn, and NC).  On this trip I did go to 4 National Park units I had not been to before.  These are all fairly new ones, no more than 3 years old. Here are the ones I went to:

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https://www.nps.gov/reer/index.htm

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The Manhattan Project National Monument, Oak Ridge Tenn. unit:

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FYI....this is where they produced the fissionable material for the bomb they dropped on Hiroshima. I was right here at this place.

https://www.nps.gov/mapr/index.htm

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And just FYI.....of the 417 National Park units,  I have now been to 342 of them.

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Been to Los Alamos in N.M. but never to the Trinity site there. It's only open to the public the first Sat. in April and Oct. every year.

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Wow, very interesting sites indeed.

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On 6/16/2018 at 11:01 PM, TexasAg1969 said:

Been to Los Alamos in N.M. but never to the Trinity site there. It's only open to the public the first Sat. in April and Oct. every year.

I have been there.  Stood right under the spot where that first bomb exploded. Interesting connection though:  See this photo of the large casing at the parking lot,  Jumbo, a large steel container originally intended to catch the plutonium from the bomb, if the test explosion failed. It was never used. Later, the ends were blown off with a conventional explosion. Standing in Jumbo is a popular photo opportunity.

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This, I learned while there, was built at the B&W plant right here in Barberton, Ohio....only a few blocks from where I sit right now.

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