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Bill Wilcox

Bill Wilcox arrived at the Oak Ridge site of the Manhattan Project in 1943 as a young man, noted that 10 of 15 dormitories housed women and was pleased with the “good odds.” He processed the first uranium 235 shipment and worked in key roles on the project through its completion. A natural storyteller with a comprehensive memory and first-hand experience, Bill was a natural fit for the first Oak Ridge City (Honorary) Historian and relished his role as a passionate historical preservationist for decades. Watch Bill Wilcox’s two-part video interview below.

Part 1; Part 2

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Bill Wilcox sitting in a rocking chair.