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A plaque marking the secret location of those working on the Manhattan project, making the first... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jishenker
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Columbia, Missouri
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Interesting historical spot

We happened upon this by accident after browsing through the Rainbow Man shop. The shop itself was... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Gail P
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Matthews, North Carolina
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This street in Santa Fe was the secret business location of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A plaque marking the secret location of those working on the Manhattan project, making the first atomic bomb. This location was in Santa Fe. Workers came here and no one knew they were actually then secretly making it to nearby Los Alamos. The plaque is...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this by accident after browsing through the Rainbow Man shop. The shop itself was fun and full of interesting things. As we wandered out into the courtyard beside the shop, we found the placard at the back and heard the story from...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Right next to the Governors Palace we were surprised to find a former laboratory and collection point for the Manhattan Project scientists. You can find the plaque shown here around back and buy Oppenheimer treats and buy a book about it all. Better history is...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Los Alamos was an challenge, an adventure, history in the making and it developed through the door of 109 E. Palace in Santa Fe. The wives had no idea what the were getting into and had to find their strength while their husbands created the...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This small, unassuming doorway has a great deal of history behind it. It was here that many years ago people from the scientific community entered and then exited out the back door to board a bus headed to Los Alamos to work on the top...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were touring the Palace of the Governors and walked a few minutes east to 109 E. Palace. The unremarkable site is just a plaque on the wall but marks the place where new scientists, technicians and other workers would be ferried 35 miles up...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

It just takes a minute to walk to this location from the central plaza in Santa Fe, to see a bit of exceptional history! When you walk into the courtyard, go to the back, and you will see the plaque in the photo. It is...More

2  Thank renaissancegal45
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

109 East Palace avenue, made famous as the gateway to "The Hill" is worth a visit for sure, just don't expect much other than a plaque and a building. Sure, its cool and as a history buff I really enjoyed it, but now the building...More

1  Thank Charles T
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Travel is made up of so many things, the big destinations and extravagant journeys, but sometimes you just get to see a place from history and the consequences of that place just rush all over you. This is the best 10 seconds of travel ever.

2  Thank Liam H
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Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

The Santa Fe office of the Manhattan Project is a quick, interesting stop if you are interested in the MP history ( or have read any of the books regarding the project and want to see the courtyard that the offices were located in). All...More

3  Thank 505QueenBee
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I don't have a contact for this particular place, but I can get you started. We bought a couple of carvings at The Rainbow Man, a shop that's next door. They are very friendly at Rainbow Man and should be able to get you in... More
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