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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25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sol Systems is pleased to announce the financial closing of a 940 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Anecita Hudson of Alamogordo, New Mexico identified her 23- year old son, Joseph Hudson, on the video when it was played on a Philippine television station she subscribes to.
The Christ Community Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is burning the novels as they "teach children to dabble in black magic and devil worship".
Another victim was Al Marchand, who retired as a local lawman in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and began a new career as a United Airways flight attendant.
The Work will consist of a 2,200% extension of Runway 3 at the Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport, all within the city limits of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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