Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
109 East Palace
1943 Santa Fe Office 1963
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
University of California
All the men and women who made the first atomic bomb passed through this portal to their secret mission at Los Alamos. Their creation in 27 months of the weapons that ended World War II was one of the greafest scientific achievements of all time.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
Location. 35° 41.26′ N, 105° 56.225′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from East Palace Street east of Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 East Palace, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Building Stood Here Before 1680 (a few steps from this marker); Captain Diego Arias de Quiros (within shouting distance of this marker); Hitching Post at the End of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Santa Fe’s First Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sena Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Fray Angélico Chávez (within shouting distance of this marker); Cut Stone Facade with Quoin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1598-1890 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Also see . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory (Wikipedia).
"Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. It is a short distance northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.(Submitted on August 7, 2021.)
Los Alamos was selected as the top-secret location for bomb design in late 1942 and officially commissioned the next year, under the management of the University of California. At the time it was known as Project Y and was the center for weapon design and overall coordination. Other labs, today known as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Hanford Site, concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, collecting together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.