Source: Knox News SentinelBrenna McDermott | August 15, 2020

Marilou Awiakta lived much of her childhood behind the perimeter fence of a top-secret city in which every child knew she must never ask her neighbor, “What does your father do?”

But inside the fences of Oak Ridge, Awiakta felt a sense of freedom.

“This was the atomic frontier and the birth of the new world and secret and everything, (but) we were living the life of our pioneer ancestors in a sense,” Awiakta told Knox News, with “a small house, roaming woods, responsibilities you had to fulfill, and happiness.”

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