Alamogordo

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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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July 16 The first atomic bomb is detonated at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Alamogordo Financial Corporation is the parent corporation for BANK'34, a federally chartered savings association headquartered in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
John was searched and detained for carrying a holstered gun in a movie theater in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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.
The book begins on the evening of the first atomic test, code-named Trinity, in the deserts outside Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Inside the case, which had been fitted with protective rubber bumpers as a precuation, was the plutonium core of a bomb to be tested at dawn near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Later, while stationed in Alamogordo, New Mexico, he worked on communications codes for the atomic bomb project.
People skills have helped me tremendously" notes Wayne Martin, owner of Vision Ford Lincoln-Mercury in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Again, Groves made the call, and both avenues were followed, at great cost, until the TRINITY test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, proved the plutonium implosion, which was used in the "Fat Man" bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
However, Brock, 74, who preaches at the all-denominational Christ Community Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is convinced the books tempt children to follow the dark arts.
The Christ Community Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is burning the novels as they "teach children to dabble in black magic and devil worship".