Bob Myers wrote a book about growing up a child of Hanford, Bobby and the A-Bomb Factory, that supplies not only a unique account on Hanford but also on the different American Indian nations in the area and the effect of Hanford on them. I happened upon his book the other day and promptly read his intimate, autobiographical account. My father was there conducting research on the low-level effects of radiation on miniature livestock, and he mentions this study, with which his father was also involved.
His family drank instant milk. That’s the kind of in-knowledge that only children of the area don’t have to explain to one another.
We both attended Jason Lee Elementary School but he was several years ahead of me and his family left the area several years before mine did.
As I said, there’s history worked throughout the book that is unavailable anywhere else on the internet.
And towards the beginning it has one of the better descriptions of the tumbleweed I’ve ever read.