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Los Alamos in Los Alamos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Manhattan Project Era

 
 
Manhattan Project Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2015
1. Manhattan Project Era Marker
Inscription.  
Two gifted WWII leaders whose unique partnership
won the wartime race to build an atomic bomb


Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
Laboratory Director
Los Alamos Laboratory
1942-1945

General Leslie R. Groves
Commanding General
Manhattan Engineer District
1942-1946


In 1943, in the former Los Alamos Ranch School buildings at this location, a joint military and civilian laboratory was established. A mere 28 months later, the men and women of Los Alamos had conceived, designed, developed, built, tested, and fielded the world's first atomic bombs.

Susanne Vertel, Sculptor
Part of the Los Alamos County Art in Public Places Collection
Dedicated by the Los Alamos County Council on May 19, 2011

 
Erected 2011 by Los Alamos County Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & PatriotismScience & MedicineWar, World II.
 
Location. 35° 52.895′ N, 106° 18.119′ 
Manhattan Project Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2015
2. Manhattan Project Era Marker
(marker in foreground • sculpture in background)
W. Marker is in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in Los Alamos County. Marker is on Central Avenue just west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos NM 87544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Mackwood Hopper (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harold H. Brook (about 400 feet away); Albert J. Connell (about 400 feet away); Martha Brook (about 400 feet away); Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887-1942 (about 400 feet away); The Romero Cabin (about 400 feet away); Los Alamos National Laboratory Today (about 600 feet away); Ice House Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Alamos.
 
Also see . . .  Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the American-led effort to develop a functional atomic weapon during World War II. The controversial creation and eventual use of the atomic bomb engaged some of the world’s leading scientific minds, as well as the U.S. military—and most of the work was done in Los Alamos, New Mexico. (Submitted on September 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Manhattan Project Era Sculpture: Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer & General Leslie R. Groves image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2015
3. Manhattan Project Era Sculpture: Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer & General Leslie R. Groves
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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