HISTORY

05

MARCH

Total Duration: 90 min
At UnQuarked - The Wine Room
145 Central Park Square

 05:30pm - 07:00pm

Topic TBA, June 3, 2019

 

On Tap is a series of discussions and libations located downtown at UnQuarked. Each month features one On Tap with a rotating theme of history, nature, and art hosted by the Los Alamos Historical Society, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, or Fuller Lodge Art Center respectively. Science on Tap, hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, happens every month.

HISTORY ON TAP

14

September

Total Duration: 90 min

Tales of Early Manhattan Engineer District Los Alamos: Construction and the Albuquerque Engineer District

FREE via Zoom

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 05:30pm - 07:00pm

Tales of Early Manhattan Engineer District Los Alamos: Construction and the Albuquerque Engineer District

by Gerry Strickfaden

Once the campus of the Los Alamos Ranch School was selected as the center for an army camp with an embedded physics lab, responsibility for construction was assigned to the Albuquerque District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This discussion will examine the possibility that the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) was unprepared to operate Site Y in April, 1943, when people began arriving after the initial phase of construction. The MED relied on the Albuquerque District, which also did not have the capability. M.M. Sundt Co., the construction contractor, had its contract extended, eventually, to the end of 1943, perhaps to support post operations. The Albuquerque District was then able to disentangle itself.
 

Gerry Strickfaden, a native of New Mexico, is retired from LASL/LANL and has developed an interest in Manhattan District history.

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