Atomic bomb tests in the Nevada Desert (1951 - 1992)
Nearly 1,000 atomic bomb tests were detonated in the Nevada Test Site in the Nevada Desert from 1951 until 1992. Many of the test were conducted at night resulting in a 'premature dawn' seen in these pictures taken on various dates. Some casinos also hosted “dawn parties” encouraging visitors to view the tests.
Postcards advertising the view of the detonations.
The January 1951 AEC flyer announcing the first atmospheric atomic test series at the Nevada Bombing and Gunnery Range.