Hanford Nuclear Site, Richland has a rich and sometimes controversial history, centering around the time that the US Army came in during World War II and removed 300 current residents to make room for the Manhattan project. The city now focuses on many other industires, including a thriving agricultural economy, but the cleanup from the Hanford site continues to dominate national headlines about Richland.
- The high school’s logo includes a mushroom cloud and they are named the “Bombers”. Subtle, they are not.
- The city revolves in large part around the Columbia River, and wine culture is strong in the area.