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Preparing for the Test

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Explosive Developments
Selecting the Test Site
High Stakes Work
Weighty Matters
The Bunkers
On Top of the Tower
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Quick Fact:
The Manhattan Project requisitioned part of the Alamogordo Bombing Range for the Trinity Test, displacing ranching families. After taking over the land, Manhattan Project scientists, soldiers, and project staff had to set up a base camp and ready the "Gadget" nuclear device for the test - a delicate process.