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.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (associated name), United States. Army. Corps of Engineers (associated name)
A pictorial record of the construction of the Hanford Engineer Works, Hanford, Washington, during World War II. Its construction was sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers, with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company as prime contractor.--Cf. foreword.