Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Town in Three Photos - Los Alamos

by Shirley Raye Redmond
I am blessed to live in Los Alamos, a snug little community nestled on a
plateau in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. If you know
anything at all about Los Alamos, you will recall that it was once a
“secret city,” where scientists during WWII were frantically working to
develop the atom bomb before the Germans did so. WGN has recently aired a
television drama Manhattan (referring to the top secret Manhattan Project)
that depicts life (sort of) as it was on top of “the Hill” in those
frantic war days.

Today, Los Alamos is the home of Los Alamos National Laboratory, where
scientists from around the world pursue advances in everything from
nuclear energy to biotechnology.

Fuller Lodge, in the heart of downtown, is a national historic landmark.
It was once a dormitory for the Los Alamos Ranch School, home of Boy Scout
Troop 22—the first mounted troop in the nation.


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