Education: Atom Bomb School

On the high New Mexico mesa where the town of Los Alamos now stands, there was once a school for boys. In 1942 the U.S. Army bought Los Alamos Ranch School, folded it up and asked the alumni not to mention its name. Then they began to build the town that built the atom bomb.

The wives of the atomic scientists did not know what their husbands were doing, but they did know that there was no school in Los Alamos for their kids. So they hired themselves as teachers and started a one-room school...

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