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Los Alamos laboratory during World War 2. Young women learning to type in a schoolroom at the Los Alamos laboratory during the Manhattan Project, 1943-45. Home to the research that produced the first atomic bombs, Los Alamos had the best education facilities in New Mexico. Basic and high school education for children was subsidised by the US Atomic Energy Commission, mainly to help attract the best scientists to the site.
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