Raul Jusinto

Nevada Test Site


Nevada Test Site

Nevada Test Site

Apple II
The Apple II historic site. "NNSS tour on February 12, 2018 (Log No. 2018-049)" by Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Bren Tower
The BREN Tower was erected in 1962 and demolished in 2012.

Timber Mountain Caldera
Timber Mountain Caldera is located within the Nevada Test Site. Listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1973.

Nevada Historical Marker 165 reads:

Tests of devices for defense and for peaceful uses of nuclear explosives have been conducted here since the 1950s. The nation’s principal nuclear explosives testing laboratory was located within this 1,350 square mile, geologically complex area in the isolated valleys of Jackass, Yucca, and Frenchman flats. Selected as the North American test site in 1950, the first test took place on Frenchman Flat in January 1951. Today, the Nevada Test Site is one of the nation’s most important expressions of the Cold War.

Archeological studies of the Nevada Test Site have revealed continuous occupation over the past 9,500 years. Several American Indian cultures are represented. Southern Paiutes were the most recent group to occupy the area.

Located on the Nevada National Security Site.