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McDONALD RANCH HOUSE TRINITY SITE

McDonald Ranch Historic Landmark

2006 October

Trinity Site Open House Visit

(Text from the plaque)


WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE
BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA'S MISSILE AND SPACE ACTIVITY

McDONALD RANCH HOUSE
TRINITY SITE

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
1972

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Plutonium Assembly Room

RESTORED BY
US ARMY WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE
US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
1984

In the front room of this humble ranch house the world's first nuclear device was assembled on 13 July 1945. The device was then take to Trinity Site, two miles from here, where it was placed into a test bomb and detonated at dawn on 16 July 1945. This historic event signaled the dawn of a new age and was forever to change the human experience. While nuclear technology was born of war, it today serves mankind in countless humanitarian forms.

Broken Down WindmillThe McDonald Ranch House has been restored and will be preserved as it was on that fateful day in 1945 that future generations may come here to see this historic structure where an event occurred that altered forever the course of history. This site is dedicated to all those Americans who contributed to one of man's greatest technological conquests - the harnessing of the atom.  Let this restored ranch house and its peaceful setting here in the shadow of the Oscura Mountains be ever a reminder to all those who come here of America's solemn obligation to use the miraculous phenomenon of the atom to serve all mankind in its untold, yet unexplored opportunities. This is an obligation we dare not fail to meet.

Niles J. Fulwyler
Major General, USA
Commanding



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Chapter 9 : avoid the heated

01  Do not befriend the heated man,
02  nor approach him for conversation.
03  Keep your tongue from answering your superior,
04  and take care not to insult him.

05  Let him not cast his speech to lasso You,
06  Nor give free rein to your answer.
07  Converse with a man of your own measure,
08  and take care not to {vex}.
09  Swift is speech when the heart is hurt,
10  more than wind {over} water.

11  He tears down, (and) he builds up with his tongue,
12  when he makes his hurtful speech.
13  He gives an answer worthy of a beating,
14  for its weight is harm.
15  He hauls freight like all the world,
16  but his load is falsehood.
17  He is the ferryman of snaring words,
18  he goes and comes with quarrels.
19  When he eats and drinks inside,
20  his answer is (heard) outside.
21  The day he is charged with his crime,
22  is misfortune for his children.

23  If only Khnum came to him!
24  The potter to the fiery-mouthed man,
25  so as to knead his {states of mind}.
26  He is like a young wolf in the farmyard,
27  he turns one eye against the other,
28  he causes brothers to quarrel,
29  he runs before every wind like clouds,
30  he dims the radiance of the Sun,
31  he flips his tail like the crocodile's young,
32  {he gathers himself together, crouched.}
33  His lips are sweet, his tongue is bitter.
34  A fire burns in his belly.
35  Do not leap up to join such a one,
36  lest a terror carry You away.
~ The Instruction of Amenemope, Akhim, Egypt, ~1100 BC ~

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