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9 strange-but-true photos that captivate Las Vegas’ brief love affair with nuclear bombs.

On Jan. 27, 1951, a U.S. B-5 0 grinder ceased a thermonuclear weapon over the Nevada desert. “A fantastically shining gloom is climbing upward like a huge umbrella, ” said John Kerrigan of The Washington Bulletin . The bomb, codenamed Able, detonated about a thousand hoofs above the field, decorating the early morning sky. The … Read More