The first atomic bomb explosion took place right here in southern New Mexico. The Trinity site explosion was part of the top-secret Manhattan Project. The secret test led to a lot of confusion in Southern New Mexico when the bomb exploded in the early morning of July 16th, 1945.
A new book shares stories from locals in the area who witnessed and recalled the explosion.
On this episode, Elva Österreich a journalist and author of the book “The Manhattan Project Trinity Test-Witnessing the Bomb in New Mexico" discusses the topic in depth.