This camp housed part of Hanford Engineer Works 52,000 population during WWII. Barracks pictured here sheltered construction employees of first atomic energy materials plant at Hanford, WA which DuPont designed, built and operated at the government's request. Because existing towns within a reasonable daily driving distance were unable to provide housing, business and recreational facilities, DuPont later built virtually from the ground up the village of Richland to house the plant operation force. For the most part they were men and women from the company's industrial plants who had been moved to the area under utmost secrecy.
The Hanford construction camp which housed 45,000 construction workers. In addition, residents of a trailer village expanded the total to 52,000 people. Project offices of the U.S. Corp of Engineers and DuPont are shown in the foreground.
Midway during construction, huge structures for manufacturing plutonium had begun to rise. Thousands of DuPont men and women had a hand in the company's largest single war undertaking. The construction force along reached a peak of 45,000 in June 1944.
Booklet summarizing the construction of the Savannah River Plant in Savannah River, South Carolina, built by DuPont on a contract from the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Item 16 of 23 from DuPont Plant Histories scrapbook.