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Jennet Conant

Originally posted August 2005

109 East Palace

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As the U.S. raced to build the world's first atomic weapon in the early 1940s, the government assembled a world-class team of scientists in a remote area of New Mexico desert. As weeks turned into months and months into years, the closed and top-secret community became a self-contained city that no one could talk about. Now the granddaughter of a key Los Alamos figure tells the story.

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