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.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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