Richland Public Library
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Richland Public Library
955 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99354
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Lecture: Richland: A Planned Wartime Company Town

Jan. 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Richland Public Library | Richland, WA

As the calendar turned to 1943 few imagined Richland would be transformed from a tiny farming community to a company town capable of providing housing, stores, schools, recreation and religious services for 16,000 people – all in two years.  Two important considerations will be the focus of this presentation of that profound transformation: keep work force turnover as low as possible and to reflect the ethos of the nation fighting the deadliest war in its history. Richland was planned to build a sense of community that would make workers want to remain.  This was done with good houses and services and by a design that said we are in this together.

Richland: A Planned Wartime Company Town

A presentation by Richard Nordgren

Thursday, January 16

7PM, Richland Public Library

Hosted by Friends of the Richland Public Library