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White Sands Proving Grounds in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Trinity Site

 
 
Trinity Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
2004
1. Trinity Site Marker
Inscription. The world's first atomic explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, at the Trinity Site near the north end of the historic Jornada del Muerto. It marked the beginning of the nuclear age, and the culmination of the Manhattan Project. The site, now part of the White Sands Missile Range, is closed to the public.
 
Location. 33° 53.067′ N, 106° 40.3′ W. Marker is in White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on U.S. 380 near WSMR P Route 7 (New Mexico Route 525). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio NM 87832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carthage-Tokay-Farley (approx. 3.1 miles away); San Pedro (approx. 10.2 miles away); San Antonio (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Trinity Site
The first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 A.M. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945. It was a 19 kilton explosion that ended the war in the Pacific but also brought the world into the atomic age. The explosion took up a 51,500 acre area. The site is now a Historical and National Landmark, and is on what is now White Sand Missle Range. It is open to the public
rear of Trinity Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. rear of Trinity Site Marker
twice a year.
    — Submitted October 24, 2012.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyScience & Medicine
 
Trinity Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Trinity Site Marker
View east on US-380. Not much has changed since 2004.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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