The Manhattan Project was a collective effort of many of the best minds in science and the military to create the world's first atomic bomb. Different parts of the project were scattered around the United States. The laboratory where the bomb would be designed and built required a secure location. Los Alamos, the site of a former school for boys located high in the mountains of New Mexico, provided the ideal setting.
This photograph shows the Los Alamos National Laboratory as it looked from the air in 1995.
Creator: United States Department of Energy, public domain photograph
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society