White Sands Proving Grounds in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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).
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
— Submitted October 24, 2012.
Categories. • 20th Century • Science & Medicine •
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