In April 1951, the Federal Government abruptly evicted Raymond and Clara Irwin from their ancestral farm in Butler County, Ohio to build a manufacturing plant that centralized the processing of uranium to feed the buildup of nuclear weapons during the cold war.


Serendipitous Move

Given 60 days to vacate, Raymond and Clara began an urgent search.



I’m amazed that the whole family survived without getting killed or seriously injured.
— Celia Irwin, Second Generation Spouse

What We've Achieved