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Manhattan Project Author Presentation




In collaboration with the Wabasha Public Library, the Wabasha County Historical Society will host Minnesota author Teresa Wilhelm Waldof at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19th, at the Reads Landing Schoolhouse Museum. 

 

Waldof is the author of the book, ‘Wilhelm’s Way: The Inspiring Story of the Iowa Chemist Who Saved the Manhattan Project,’ in which she shares the untold story of the top-secret work on the Manhattan Project in Iowa. 

 

According to the Plainview News, Waldof’s grandfather, Chemist Harley Wilhelm, and his team at Iowa State University secretly manufactured millions of pounds of pure uranium for the atomic bombs that ended World War II.

 

This is the first published account of the breakthrough chemistry needed to prove a controlled self-sustained nuclear reaction was possible. 

 

Please visit the Wabasha County Historical Society website, wabashacountyhistory.org, or the Wabasha Public Library website, wabasha.lib.mn.us for information on upcoming author visits. 

 

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