Alamogordo


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Related to Alamogordo: White Sands, White Sands National Monument

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Alamogordo

(ăl'əməgôr`dō, –də), city (1990 pop. 27,596), seat of Otero co., S N.Mex., near the Sacramento Mts.; inc. 1912. Holloman Air Force Base, home to U.S. stealth aircraft, is there, and the White Sands Missile Range is nearby. The city, founded in 1898 with the arrival of the Southern Pacific RR, became a regional trade center. Cattle, sheep, pecans, pistachios, fruit, alfalfa, and timber are produced. Among its industries are refrigerator production, printing and publishing, and meatpacking. New Mexico State Univ. has a branch at Alamogordo. White Sands National Monument (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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, table) lies to the west. The Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945, is northwest. A space shuttle landing site, the International Space Hall of Fame, the Mescalero (Apache) Reservation, and Lincoln National Forest are nearby.

Alamogordo

site of first A-bomb explosion; heralded atomic age (1945). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 11]
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The time has come to end this threat, so that that 30 years from now it will not be necessary for our children to begin an article, "One hundred years ago our grandfather stood in the desert near Alamogordo.
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I keep getting messages from people around the world asking me if there's any more left, it's crazy,'' Lewandowski told the Alamogordo Daily News.
17064 shares of Alamogordo Financial Corporation common stock for each share of Bank 1440 common stock that they owned, as of the close of business on August 29, 2014.
Marcia Stirman of Otero County in southern New Mexico had her letter published last Tuesday in New Mexico's Alamogordo Daily News.
Orbiting in a Mercury space capsule in 1961, the chimp got his name from the lab in which he was raised, the Holloman Aero Medical laboratory in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
My father is a pilot and owner of a fixed-based operation (FBO) at the airport in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Customers in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces and Alamogordo, New Mexico can now access the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless.
Mesa Airlines is reportedly set to introduce flights to Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Sanders and Rodger Bates, executive officer of New Mexico State University at Alamogordo, were finalists for the position.
It was in Los Alamos, New Mexico that the atomic bomb was developed and then tested at a site near Alamogordo.
Sounds like you fellows were blessed with a few hours' more ``bonding time'' than you anticipated when the bus got stuck at that busted railroad-crossing barrier in Alamogordo.