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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Los Alamos, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Los Alamos County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Los Alamos County, NM (11) Rio Arriba County, NM (33) Sandoval County, NM (26) Santa Fe County, NM (83)  LosAlamosCounty(11) Los Alamos County (11)  RioArribaCounty(33) Rio Arriba County (33)  SandovalCounty(26) Sandoval County (26)  SantaFeCounty(83) Santa Fe County (83)
Location of Los Alamos, New Mexico
    Los Alamos County (11)
    Rio Arriba County (33)
    Sandoval County (26)
    Santa Fe County (83)
 
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1New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Albert J. Connell — Los Alamos Homestead Tour — Site 1 • Marker 4 —
Near Juniper Street just west of 19th Street.
Albert J. Connell In Lieu Entry: October 1930 Ashley Pond bought H. H. Brook's ranch in January 1917. That same year, Pond hired Albert J. (A. J.) Connell to be the director of the newly formed Los Alamos Ranch School. The school did not own all the . . . Map (db m156673) HM
2New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Harold H. Brook — Los Alamos Homestead Tour — Site 1 • Marker 1 —
Near Juniper Street just west of 19th Street.
Harold H. Brook Homestead Entry: August 1908 Los Alamos Ranch School Purchase: 1917 Harold Hemingway Brook was an agronomist from Illinois who came to Santa Fe for treatment of tuberculosis. He recovered enough to apply for homestead entry in . . . Map (db m156686) HM
3New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887-1942
Near Juniper Street just west of 19th Street.
The human history on the Pajarito Plateau goes back at least 10,000 years. Paleoindians first hunted its forests; millennia later, Pueblo Indians farmed its broad mesas before abandoning their settlements for locations along the Rio Grande. The . . . Map (db m156599) HM
4New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Ice House Memorial — Los Alamos Historical Walking Tour — Site 3 —
On Trinity Drive (New Mexico Route 502) 0.1 miles west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Today a memorial stands at the site of the original Ice House. During World War II, nuclear components of the Trinity device (a prototype nuclear weapon) were assembled here to be detonated later at Trinity Site 255 miles south near Socorro, New . . . Map (db m156695) HM
5New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Los Alamos National Laboratory Today — Science Serving Society
On Trinity Drive (New Mexico Route 502) 0.1 miles west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary laboratory operated by the University of California for the Department of Energy. It encompasses more than 43 square miles of mesas and canyons in northern New Mexico. The laboratory has a . . . Map (db m156698) HM
6New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory — National Historic Landmark
On Trinity Drive (New Mexico Route 502) 0.1 miles west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . Map (db m156699) HM
7New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Manhattan Project Era
On Central Avenue just west of 20th Street, on the right when traveling west.
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 . . . Map (db m156700) HM
8New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Martha Brook — Los Alamos Homestead Tour — Site 1 • Marker 3 —
Near Juniper Street just west of 19th Street.
Martha Brook Homestead Entry: August 1913 Los Alamos Ranch School Purchase: 1920 Martha Brook was Harold Brook's mother. Brook applied for homestead entry in Martha's name in August 1913 for 150 acres of what is now Eastern Area, the airport, and . . . Map (db m156687) HM
9New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — Peggy Pond Church — (1903–1986) —
On Trinity Drive (State Road 502) at 20th Street on Trinity Drive.
Peggy Pond Church, author of the Southwest classic The House at Otowi Bridge and daughter of Los Alamos Ranch School founder Ashley Pond, will forever be “The First Lady of New Mexican Poetry.” As she rode the Pajarito Plateau and . . . Map (db m64820) HM
10New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — The Romero Cabin — Los Alamos Historical Society
Near Juniper Street just west of 19th Street.
Among those tempted by the Homestead Act of 1862, which offered free land in exchange for the successful establishment of a farmstead, was Victor Romero. In 1913 he applied for 15 acres of land that is now within the boundaries of Los Alamos . . . Map (db m156598) HM
11New Mexico (Los Alamos County), Los Alamos — William Mackwood Hopper — Los Alamos Homestead Tour — Site 1 • Marker 2 —
Near Juniper Street just west of 19th Street.
William Mackwood Hopper Homestead Entry: August 1908 Harold H. Brook Purchase: 1914 Los Alamos Ranch School Purchase: 1917 William Mackwood Hopper met Harold Brook when they both lived in Santa Fe. In August 1908, four days after Brook applied for . . . Map (db m156681) HM
12New Mexico (Santa Fe County), Los Alamos — Senator Clinton P. Anderson Scenic Route
On State Highway 502 3.3 miles east of Central Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
In appreciation to a great public servant and statesman for more than 30 years U.S. Representative, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Senator. One of our nation’s architects in the fields of agriculture, conservation, health, space exploration, atomic . . . Map (db m161233) HM
 
May. 17, 2021