Los Alamos l.os Alamos, one ol tlie three eom m iinities estahlislied in sec ret y by the Federal (iovernm ent d u rin g W orld \V;ir II, is now ;i forem ost center of research in the peiicetul uses of atomic energy. T lie itrea lorm erly fiad been ;m exclusive hoys’ rancli rim by Ashley Pond. I'lien.in 1942, Dr. Robert O irpeidieitner recom tnended the l.os Ahimos site as tlie perfect spot to Iionse a new secret lahoratoiy. In a tntitter of tnontlis the scliool was closed and the govertnnent took crver. Iti Hfd.'t, the l.os Alamos Scientific f.aftoratory develojted the lirst atotnic bomb. A lter tfiis great accom plishm ent, LASI, undertook ;i second assignm ent—tlie creation of a fiydrogenl boml). Tliis too was successful. Since that time the l.ah lias been the nation’s forem ost developm ent center for luiclear weapons. LASI. is now putting em p h a sis on m ore peacf ul goals in science and medicine. 4’he town itself lias undergone dianiatic changes. It has progressed from a few log cabins to a m odern town of some 15,()()() people. New housing develop m ents and a shopping center have been built. T h e (iovernm ent is gradually w itlidrawing from county affairs. T hese changes are definite and tlie progress obvious; however, some things will always rem ain tlie same. Perhaps the most im portant is the spirit in which the town was established, and which continues today; and the abundant natural beauty encom passed in the su rro u n d in g m ountains.
Los Alamos Public School 1966 Yearbook