Step Inside The Abandoned Nevada Town That Survived The Atomic Era

Present-day Nevadans might be surprised to find out that during the Cold War years almost 80% of all nuclear tests by the United States took place in our state. The Nevada Test Site is an area in Nye County about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Once called the Nevada Proving Grounds, this federal site was created in 1951 for nuclear testing and covers 1,360 square miles.

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