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2006 October

Open House Visit

Official Scenic Historic Marker



"The world's first atomic explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, at the Trinity Site near the north end of the historic Jornada del Muerto. It marked the beginning of the nuclear age, and the culmination of the Manhattan Project. The site, now part of the White Sands Missile Range, is closed to the public."

Film crew, monument in background Although the site is usually closed to the public, there is a public open house on the first Saturday in April and October, in most years. A variety of displays, souvenir vendors, and food booths were near the parking area. Speeches were given at the monument at ground zero. Old photos were displayed along the fence around the site. People wandered around looking, photographing, measuring radiation, talking and thinking.

Related links:
A much more comprehensive description of a visit on the same day (very long page with many large photos).
OpenStreetMap of location.
Visit the Salmon and Sterling test site near Baxterville, Mississippi.

Fence to fence panorama

Bus ride to McDonald Ranch Buses are provided for rides to the McDonald Ranch House, about 2 miles away.

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I hope your committee will not permit doubts as to constitutionality, however reasonable, to block the suggested legislation.
~ President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, letter to Representative Samuel B. Hill, July 6, 1935.—The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935, p. 298 (1938).

  “NOTE: The last paragraph of the foregoing letter to Congressman Hill should, of course, be read as a whole. When it is, it will be seen that the paragraph merely sets forth the traditional rule which the Courts are supposed to follow in determining whether or not a statute is unconstitutional…. The letter to Congressman Hill was really an under-statement of this rule. During the past two years certain newspaper publishers and columnists have quoted only the last sentence of the letter, taken completely from its text, so as to give a wholly false impression of the letter. It is perhaps typical of methods now prevalent among certain newspaper owners and publishers” (p. 298). This note was written by FDR. ~

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