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Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Ed Westcott's 90th Birthday Celebration

Ed Westcott, famous photographer of the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge and the Department of Energy celebrated his 90th Birthday at the American Museum of Science and Energy.  I was honored to be the emcee of his celebration.  See some photos:

https://picasaweb.google.com/109845787057992130059/EdWestcott90thBirthdayCelebration13012?authkey=Gv1sRgCPy0s5Lu98yajAE

Ray 


Posted by smithdray at 12:34 AM EST
Friday, 27 January 2012
A Nuclear Family
Topic: History

Check out the latest video on the history of Oak Ridge and the Y-12 National Security Complex:

A Nuclear Family Episode 1 - I've Seen it

 


Posted by smithdray at 7:04 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 28 January 2012 9:50 PM EST
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Four new e-books

I am pleased to announce that the following books have been made available as e-books at reduced cost.

 

Delina : A Middle Tennessee Crossroads Community Named for Her Beautiful Name and Still More Beautiful Character;  www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks

and search for ISBN: 9781257150397, or

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257150397

 

 

2007 Historically Speaking : As published in the Oak Ridger Newspaper;

www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks

and search for ISBN: 9781257290604 or,

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257290604 

 

John Hendrix Story;

www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks

and search for ISBN: 9781257309627 or,

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257309627

 

2006 Historically Speaking : As published in the Oak Ridger Newspaper 

www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooks

and search for ISBN: 9781257233311 or, http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257233311

 

Thanks for checking them out.


Ray


Posted by smithdray at 8:58 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 12 August 2012 11:40 PM EDT
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Oak Ridge Stories

http://vimeo.com/channels/oakridgestories

See Oak Ridge history documentaries created by students. 


Posted by smithdray at 1:28 AM EDT
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Historically Speaking online archive created

I have created an online archive of Historically Speaking the weekly history column I write that is published in The Oak Ridger.  

Here is the link:http://www.smithdray1.net/historicallyspeaking/archive.html

If you want an article that I have not gotten into the online archive, just let me know and I will put it there for you. I am uploading the articles as I find time and trying to keep the newest ones uploaded.   


Posted by smithdray at 12:41 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:46 AM EDT
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Spring in East Tennessee 2011

CHECK IT OUT!


PhotoBook

Your Book

Click on the image to view

For future reference:

Order Number

M2191148

Password

3599139


Posted by smithdray at 10:56 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 4 August 2011 10:59 PM EDT
A new Facebook group "I remember when in Oak Ridge"

Check out this new Facebook group where folks are sharing their memories of their home town, Oak Ridge, TN.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/102141879887490/

It has grown to have 1384 members in just a few days.  Great fun and good information being shared.  Makes a historian proud! 

Thanks,

Ray 


Posted by smithdray at 9:49 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 4 August 2011 10:09 PM EDT
Friday, 24 December 2010
A new Photo Book by Ray Smith - Fall 2010
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: books

Here is a photo book published at the suggestion of those who saw the photographs I made this fall.  It was an unusual fall and was actually quite short for good color.  I had to seek out specific locations as one side of a hill would have color and the other side not.  One elevation might have color and below or above that level would not.  I found that getting close up helped and I really appreciated my 100 mm close up lens.

 

Click on link below to preview book:

http://www.lulu.com/product/lulustudio-photo-book/fall-2010-photos-of-east-tennessee/13842864

Thanks,

Ray


Posted by smithdray at 9:03 PM EST
Merry Memories - 2010
Mood:  happy
Topic: Christmas

Here are some Merry Memories for Christmas 2010. 

Ray

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Posted by smithdray at 8:48 PM EST
Saturday, 7 August 2010
Colorado - July 2010
Mood:  happy
Topic: trips

Fanny and I recently went to Silverton, CO.  What a great place the San Juan Mountains are.  That is where many of Louis L'Amour's books are set.  I have read them all and enjoyed seeing the terrain and recalling the stories. 

We were there to see our youngest son, Zane, finish the Hardrock 100 mile endurance run.  He finished in 46 hours!  Silverton is 11,000 feet above sea level.  I could hardly climb stairs.  We stayed in the Royal Imperial Hotel (on the third floor with NO elevator!)

Here is a link to some photos of our trip: http://picasaweb.google.com/SmithDRay/ColoradoJuly2010#

Ray


Posted by smithdray at 12:40 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 7 August 2010 12:47 AM EDT

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