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)
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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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Among those present for the detonation of "Fat Man," the first atom bomb prototype, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, some feared the explosion might "ignite the atmosphere." While Kunetka expertly portrays the vast scientific enterprise from beginning to end, in recounting the days leading up to the pioneering test explosion on July 16, 1945, The General and the Genius achieves the suspense of a well-crafted thriller.
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The book begins on the evening of the first atomic test, code-named Trinity, in the deserts outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. Readers find themselves 100 feet above ground zero in the tower along with scientist Don Hornig, assigned by Manhattan Project leader Robert Oppenheimer to stand guard over "the gadget," as a lightning storm rages outside.