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From 1951 until 1992, the Nevada Test Site, was the central location for atomic testing. Throughout the 1950s giant mushroom ...
clouds engulfed the desert skyline and were billed as an attraction (in 1962 the government started testing underground). Visitors to the Atomic Testing Museum were encouraged to take snapshots and to pick up some Atomic bomb tchotchkes and souvenirs for their friends back at home.
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The name of the museum is The Atomic. We are located here in Las Vegas, Nevada about a milestone of the street which is very varied visitors to come visit us. The last on the ground nuclei test took place here at the Nevada test site was in September of 1992 and so people got together and they decided well the best to preserve it of course is to have a museum.
When you come up at the museum it’s like you’re in 1945. The concern of the Nazis would come up with an atomic bomb and then they’ll take it to the trinity test which will increase test on atomic bomb in the July 16, 1945.
The Nevada Test Site had probably 10,000 to 12,000 people working and building up on nuclear weapons in the stock pile and so it was very busy. Back in the 50’s, where atmospheric testing on occasionally and some of test, the largest I have seen break windows in Las Vegas. In their young ground testing days and a more exciting thing as when the high rises shake in the Californians would thought it was an earthquake will come up running out of their rooms because of the ground motion.
Where I’m sitting now is one of the galleries in the museum and it recreates an office back in the 50’s. As a matter of fact, it looks like an office when I first came out here in 1962 with the typical gray furniture which lasted for so many years in to the 60’s. I don’t recall if we had computers in those days or we have typewriters and we have radio communications but that’s the probably a sophisticated movie.
We have a couple to display here in the museum and primarily things that were put together from the 50’s and so at the advertising and some of the activities, the little cereal, the Kix cereal for example I have little goodie goodies and a little atomic type goodies and that so was an exciting area. People were really, I mean, it was new. It was unique and the Kix cereal for example I have little goodie.
I think the atomic testing museum is such a unique venue. So that when you come to Las Vegas there are other things that people can come and learn about the history of atomic test. People can come and learn about the history of atomic testing which--