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10 Interesting Facts About Alamogordo

Facts About Alamogordo

  • Alamogordo is known for its connection with the 1945 Trinity test, which was the first-ever explosion of an atomic bomb.
  • Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States.
  • Humans have lived in the Alamogordo area for at least 11,000 years. There are signs of previous inhabitants in the area such as the Clovis culture, the Folsom culture, the peoples of the Archaic period, and the Formative stage.
  • The city of Alamogordo was founded in June 1898, when the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad, headed by Charles Bishop Eddy, extended the railway to the town.
  • Alamogordo is located at an elevation of 4,330 feet on the western flank of the Sacramento Mountains and on the eastern edge of the Tularosa Basin.
  • The present settlement, established in 1898 to support the construction of the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad, is an early example of a planned community.
  • The city was incorporated in 1912.
  • Alamogordo is a charter city with a council-manager form of government.
  • Alamogordo had a total area of 19.3 square miles and it’s all land.
  • Charles Eddy’s brother, John Eddy, named the new city Alamogordo after a grove of fat cottonwoods he remembered from the Pecos River area.

 

Facts About Alamogordo
Facts About Alamogordo

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