Los Alamos in Los Alamos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Manhattan Project Era
won the wartime race to build an atomic bomb
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
Los Alamos Laboratory
General Leslie R. Groves
Manhattan Engineer District
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, Music • Patriots & Patriotism • Science & Medicine • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
Location. 35° 52.895′ N, 106° 18.119′ 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. Fuller Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Alamos Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Office (about 300 feet away); William Mackwood Hopper (about 400 feet away); 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). 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.)
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