This trip takes you past the townsite of Uravan. The name is a combination of the words “uranium” and “vanadium.” The town sprang up overnight back in the 1940s. It processed uranium oxide, also called yellowcake, which was used for the top-secret Manhattan Project in the development the atomic bomb during WWII. By the 1970s, as the demand for uranium decreased, the town began to die. Clean-up operations began immediately and by December 1986, the town was just a memory.