Most People Are Completely Unaware Of This Insane Part Of Mississippi’s History
Mississippi has a lively history that includes many notorious events. It also includes several lesser known happenings, such as the nuclear tests of the 1960s. Known as Project Dribble, the tests involved detonating two nukes. Since the explosives were set off underground in a secluded location, the government expected the testing to go unnoticed; however, it didn’t exactly work out that way. Read on to learn more about this insane part of Mississippi’s history (and make sure to check out the video below).
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Check out the video below for actual nuclear test footage, including an up close view at the damage caused by the massive bombs.
So, did you know these nuclear tests were conducted in Mississippi? Did you or someone you know live in the area while the testing occurred? Tell us in the comments section.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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