Trinity Site Historical Photographs — Part 1


The Gadget — assembled and positioned atop the shot tower

The Gadget — assembled and positioned atop the shot tower

Don’t just look at the Fat Man replica and the Ground Zero obelisk when you arrive at Trinity Site.  Spend some time along the perimeter fence for a fascinating look at the history of the Manhattan Project, the men behind it, and the war against Japan in the Pacific Theater:

Army engineers who maintained power and water at Trinity

Army engineers who maintained power and water at Trinity

The Trinity Site Polo Team using police horses, broomsticks, and a volley ball

The Trinity Site Polo Team using police horses, broomsticks, and a volley ball

Jumbo

Jumbo

McDonald Ranch

McDonald Ranch

100 tons of TNT stacked for a calibration test on May 7, 1945

100 tons of TNT stacked for a calibration test on May 7, 1945

10,000-yard/9,144-meter south observation bunker

10,000-yard/9,144-meter south observation bunker

Aerial view of Schmidt-McDonald Ranch

Aerial view of Schmidt-McDonald Ranch

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