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.
This is an aerial view of Richland showing the housing and business development for the Hanford Engineering Works. This third plant is located on a 450,000 acre government tract 15 mile northwest of Pasco, Washington.