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White Sands Missile Range, Trinity Site, Vicinity of Routes 13 & 20, White Sands, Dona Ana County, NM

White Sands Missile Range, Trinity Site, Vicinity of Routes 13 & 20, White Sands, Dona Ana County, NM

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Summary

Significance: The United States detonated the world's first atomic bomb at Trinity Site on July 16, 1945. The site contains a fenced-in area and marker at Ground Zero, the remnants of a number of test structures, the remains of Base Camp, and the restored George McDonald ranch house where the bomb's plutonium core was assembled. Trinity Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a National Historic Landmark, in 1972.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-2
Survey number: HAER NM-1-A
Building/structure dates: 1983-1984 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after 1945 Demolished
Building/structure dates: 1965 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1944 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000493

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Oppenheimer, Robert
Groves, Leslie R
Farrell, Thomas
Bainbridge, Kenneth
Williams, John
Kistiakowsky, George
Bradbury, Norris
Manley, John
Wilson, Robert
Bush, Vannevar
Conant, James B
Fermi, Enrico
Bethe, Hans
Babcock & Wilcox Company
Bacher, Robert
Holloway, Marshall
Slotin, Louis
Eichleay Construction Company
Defense Nuclear Agency/TDTR, sponsor
Brenner, William A, historian
Brown, Dick, photographer
Halferty, Bob, photographer
Ontaverous, Frank, photographer
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Location

dona ana county32.38237, -106.49065
Google Map of 32.3823687, -106.4906526
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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