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Just a sign on the wall but very important in our history

Make sure you stop by 109 East Palace, then for extra credit read the book by the same name on the... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Very Historic

I know there are so many things to see and do in Santa Fe, but somehow the most significant take a... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
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This street in Santa Fe was the secret business location of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb.
Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Make sure you stop by 109 East Palace, then for extra credit read the book by the same name on the history of the Manhattan Project and its local starting point in Santa Fe. With the Santa Fe Opera performing "Doctor Atomic" and a very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

I know there are so many things to see and do in Santa Fe, but somehow the most significant take a back seat and you have to just be lucky to find them. My friends have visited Santa Fe three prior times, but it took...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

I'm so glad that they have placed a plaque at the spot where Dorothy McKibbin did her job as the gatekeeper to Los Alamos. It's interesting to stand in her office and imagine all the scientists and others came to find her, so curious about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 28, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed June 23, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 14, 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

Date of experience: May 2016
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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