White Sands Proving Grounds in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
McDonald Ranch House Trinity Site
National Historic Landmark
— 1972 —
The McDonald Ranch House has been restored and will be preserved as it was on that fateful day in 1945 that future generations may come here to see this historic structure where an event occured that altered forever the course of history.
This site is dedicated to all those Americans who contributed to one of man's greatest technological conquests - the harnessing of the atom. Let this restored ranch house and its peaceful setting here in the shado of the Oscura Mountains be ever a reminder to all those who come here of America's solemn oblication to use the miraculous phenomenon of
Nile J. Fulwyler, Major General, USA, Commanding
Erected 1984 by US Army White Sands Missile Range.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1945.
Location. 33° 39.035′ N, 106° 27.614′ W. Marker is in White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on WSMR S Route 321. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Sands Missile Range NM 88002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Site (approx. 2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,435 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.