Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Founded by Ernest O. Lawrence and Edward Teller, the Atomic Energy Commission opened the Laboratory to help maintain America's superiority in nuclear deterrence and ensure national security. Throughout its history, the Lab has fulfilled its national security mission - establishing itself as a hallmark of cutting-edge science in the name of national security.
For 50 years LLNL has been managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and its predecessor organizations.
Marker dedicated here during the Lab's 50th anniversary year 2002.
Time capsule buried here to be opened in 2052.
Location. 37° 41.176′ N, 121° 41.843′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Eastgate Drive west of Greenville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livermore CA 94550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Wente Bros. Winery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Concannon Vineyard (approx. 2.7 miles away); Joaquin Murrieta and Murrieta's Well (approx. 2.8 miles away); William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / DeAnza Expedition Campsite (approx. 3.4 miles away); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Livermore Flagpole (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bank of Italy Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the grounds of the Lawrence Livermore Lab, but outside of the entrance gate on Eastside Drive (Lupin Way). From the parking lot in front of the Discovery Center, walk up the Discovery Center walkway and follow the signs to the press center. The marker is in front of the press center.
Also see . . .
1. History. The LLNL's history page, told decade-by-decade, with pictures. (Submitted on December 8, 2009.)
2. Livermore Naval Air Station. eLivermore's series of pages on the history of Livermore NAS, with pictures. (Submitted on December 8, 2009.)
Additional keywords. nuclear weapons
Categories. • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.