On Facebook we went #InsideTheArchives to explore some of the history of Los Alamos retail. Click through to explore historic photos and artifacts from businesses and shopping in the past.
Here's another #InsideTheArchives post from our Facebook page, this one focusing on people whose lives intersected with Fuller Lodge: the waitresses of The Lodge hotel. In our society it is rare to live and work in the same location (although this is now the case for many us during this time of COVID-19). The Lodge had a restaurant and bar which served meals to its guests. The waitresses who served the meals for The Lodge lived there as well. There is even some mystery involved because we have conflicting sources about where the staff bedrooms were located in Fuller Lodge.
By KALLIE FUNK
Los Alamos Historical Society Intern
I was born and raised in Los Alamos. My mom was as well, so I have always thought I knew everything there was to know about Los Alamos and its history.
However, after I accepted a research internship at the Los Alamos Historical Society earlier this year, I quickly discovered that was not the case. My research for the Historical Society has been concentrated on Los Alamos during the Cold War. That era makes up more than half of our community’s post–World War II history, and a great deal of the Los Alamos we know today developed during that time.
These articles are written by the Los Alamos Historical Society Staff. Many of these articles were originally published by the