Voices of the Manhattan Project is proud to present Rosario Martinez Fiorillo who grew up in northern New Mexico during the Manhattan Project. Her ancestors were Hispano homesteaders who built the Romero Cabin, an important pre-Manhattan Project structure at Los Alamos.
In this interview, she reflects on her experiences living in the village of Guachupangue, New Mexico and recalls an Army convoy passing by her house before the Trinity Test. She describes the history of the Victor Romero Cabin and how her grandparents were evicted by the U.S. government for the Manhattan Project.
Rosario Martinez Fiorillo explains why she decided not to work at Los Alamos, and concludes by talking about her life as a bilingual education teacher in California and New Mexico.
New Mexico History is so diverse and rich with important happenings that it’s world famous.