Los Alamos: Untold Stories

A Native American woman holds a small child as two other people look on.
Physicist Enrico Fermi pictured with local residents.


Oppenheimer, Hans Bethe, Feynman, Kistiakowsky are a few of the well-known names among the pantheon of distinguished scientists of the Manhattan Project. Toiling alongside these famous names were many local New Mexicans hired as janitors, laborers, cooks, and other trade jobs. Hispanic and Pueblo men and women filled essential support jobs that were critical to the overall success of the weapons development program. Follow the links below to discover little-known stories of people and places at Los Alamos before and during the Manhattan Project.
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    Last updated: May 4, 2023

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