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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Guess the city # 275 (No picture edition # 27)

    It's been awhile since the last GTC, no pic, competition. So, let's jump in.....

    This city is relatively young. For years it was just a rural valley(s). But it went through an incredible growth spurt. Oh, how the planners loved it.

    The city has an association with the name of an area of another city. (Figure that weird clue out.)

    Even though the fast-growth has slowed, the school system is still considered one (1) of the best in the USA.

    For Those Who Like Investigative Clue Wandering: This Bear had a recent post in Cyburbia that inspired this GTC.

    Guess the city.

    Bear
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    OK, twenty-one (21) views with no guess. Either too tough or nobody cares.

    Here's another clue.....

    The government was involved.

    Bear
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    Here's a wild random guess: Gatlinburg, TN

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    Quote Originally posted by Hceux
    Here's a wild random guess: Gatlinburg, TN
    Not Gatlinburg, that's tourist trap central at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains N. P.

    I would say nearby Oak Ridge, TN.



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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920
    Not Gatlinburg, that's tourist trap central at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains N. P.

    I would say nearby Oak Ridge, TN.



    Mike
    We have a winner! Nice job, my Packer friend.

    Yes, that rural Tennessee valley was changed almost overnight when the US government's super-secret Manhattan Project began. Oak Ridge went from a population of 3000 in 1942 to 75,000 by 1945. And what those people did was help to change the world forever.....for better or worse. The atomic bomb's development was helped by the work at Oak Ridge.

    The city was so secret during the war that it did not appear on maps. Outsiders knew nothing of what went on there or details such as having the world's largest building (for a period of time.....44 acres).

    For those wondering about the clues.....

    Manhattan Project....."...association with the name of an area of another city...". The recent post that pointed this Bear in the direction of a new GTC was inclusion of Paul Tibbets on my developed list of the Cyuburbia Death Pool 2006. He was the captain of the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    Thanx for playing.

    Bear
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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    We have a winner! Nice job, my Packer friend.

    Yes, that rural Tennessee valley was changed almost overnight when the US government's super-secret Manhattan Project began. Oak Ridge went from a population of 3000 in 1942 to 75,000 by 1945. And what those people did was help to change the world forever.....for better or worse. The atomic bomb's development was helped by the work at Oak Ridge.

    The city was so secret during the war that it did not appear on maps. Outsiders knew nothing of what went on there or details such as having the world's largest building (for a period of time.....44 acres).

    For those wondering about the clues.....

    Manhattan Project....."...association with the name of an area of another city...". The recent post that pointed this Bear in the direction of a new GTC was inclusion of Paul Tibbets on my developed list of the Cyuburbia Death Pool 2006. He was the captain of the Enola Gay, the bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    Thanx for playing.

    Bear
    <bow>

    BTW, Tibbets was at the most recent EAA convention in Oshkosh, WI (late July, 2005), signing autographs and posing for pictures, and appeared to be in very good health.

    Mike

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