11 Photos From The Nuclear Testing That Shook Mississippi Decades Ago
As part of a government project, Mississippi was the site of two nuclear tests in the 1960s. Pretty significant, they are the only nuclear detonations to ever occur in the eastern United States. Surprisingly, not many residents know about this part of the state’s past. Luckily, we came across some great photos of the testing. Take a look:
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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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