75 Years Ago, New Mexico Was The Site Of The First Nuclear Detonation And The Photos Are A Sight To Behold

July 16, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear detonation, the culminating efforts of the four-year-long Manhattan Project. This test took place on what is now known as the White Sands Missile Range near Socorro, New Mexico in the sweltering summer of 1945. In observance of that moment in history, here’s a peek at some photos from the time period and today.

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The Trinity Site is located on the White Sands Missile Range between San Antonio and Carrizozo, New Mexico. For details about their open house dates and hours, visit the White Sands Missile Range website.

Website: White Sands Missile Range
Phone: 1-800-826-0294

Looking for another derelict, abandoned location with some history to tell? You’ll want to pay a visit to Lake Valley, a boomtown turned ghost town near Deming. Read more in Most People Have Long Forgotten About This Vacant Ghost Town In Rural New Mexico.

Address: New Mexico 87102, USA