The Town That Never Was

Featured Film

This 16-minute film tells the story of the Manhattan Project and Los Alamos from 1942–1945.

The conflict that darkened Europe in the late 1930s at first cast no shadow here on the sunny Pajarito Plateau. But soon World War II shook the entire world. Los Alamos, once the site of a boys’ ranch school, became the focus of the secret project to develop a new weapon, one that derived its power from splitting the atom.

The Town that Never Was