Atoms for Peace

Atoms for Peace (HM1B02)

Location: Arco, ID 83213 Butte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 37.949', W 113° 18.337'

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An important page in atomic history was written here on July 17, 1955, when the lights of Arco were successfully powered from atomic energy. Chosen by the Atomic Energy Commission as an experiment in the peaceful use of atomic power, Arco, Idaho became the first town in the free world to be served by electrical energy developed from the atom. The energy for this experiment was produced at the National Reactor Testing Station in the Arco desert southeast of here.
HM NumberHM1B02
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number152
Placed ByIdaho Transportation Department
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 314009 N 4833637
Decimal Degrees43.63248333, -113.30561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 37.949', W 113° 18.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 37' 56.94" N, 113° 18' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 554-598 W Grand Ave, Arco ID 83213, US
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