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Remains of world's first nuclear reactor in Chicago's Red Gate Woods

Radioactive Remains of Manhattan Project Experiments Buried in Chicago Woods

The remains of the Manhattan Project’s earliest experiments to build the atomic bomb are buried here beneath this public forest preserve in Chicago.

Breast Protectors for Female War Workers

Breast protectors for female war workers during World War II c.1943

These WWII workers are modeling safety gear for female workers, including the plastic breast protector to keep our most important national treasures out of harm’s way.