Wordless Wednesday: The Manhattan Project Edition

The Six-Year-Old studies a sign on the University of Chicago campus. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Six-Year-Old studies a sign on the University of Chicago campus. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Close-up of the sign she’s reading:

(Photo: Shala Howell)

(Photo: Shala Howell)

In case you can’t read the small print, the sign reads “Site of the First Self-sustaining Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction December 2, 1942.” I hadn’t realized that Enrico Fermi did his work for the Manhattan Project under the University of Chicago campus. Pretty nifty thing to stumble across on a Sunday afternoon walk, isn’t it?

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to Wordless Wednesday: The Manhattan Project Edition

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    Yeah, they split the first atoms underneath Chicago! Then they had to move to the desert in New Mexico. Good call when they found out what it could really do!

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