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Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Atoms for Peace

 
 
Atoms for Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
1. Atoms for Peace Marker
Inscription. An important page in atomic history was written here on July 17, 1955, when the lights of Arco were successfully powered from atomic energy. Chosen by the Atomic Energy Commission as an experiment in the peaceful use of atomic power, Arco, Idaho became the first town in the free world to be served by electrical energy developed from the atom. The energy for this experiment was produced at the National Reactor Testing Station in the Arco desert southeast of here.
 
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 152.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 37.949′ N, 113° 18.337′ W. Marker is in Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on W. Grand Ave south of S. Bingham Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. W. Grand Avenue is US Route 20, 26, and 93. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mk 14 Torpedo (approx. half a mile away); Hawkbill Base (approx. half a mile away); USS S-27 (approx. half a mile away); USS Hawkbill (SSN-666)
Arco Recreation Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
2. Arco Recreation Hall
(approx. half a mile away); Arco Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. The text of the marker was prepared by the Idaho Historical Society. The marker was made and installed by the Idaho Transportation Department.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Atoms for Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2017
3. Atoms for Peace Marker
Atoms for Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 10, 2017
4. Atoms for Peace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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