A road trip through New Mexico’s atomic past

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A road trip through New Mexico’s atomic past

As nuclear tourism booms in the Land of Enchantment, histories of violence are packaged, sold and consumed
Clines Corners: “I Want to Believe” posters from the X-files, Medicine Man in a glass case and 99-cent coffee.
Sand for sale: White Sands National Monument, and the Jornada del Muerto.
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NEW MEXICO TRUE: In Roswell, the International UFO Museum and Research Center, and a string of storefronts with vaguely extraterrestrial-sounding names.
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CITY ON A PLATEAU: In Los Alamos, the “Secret City and odes to the Fat Man and the Alpha and Omega.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News
THROUGH THE GATES: Einstein’s regret at La Fonda hotel, and a gate at White Sands Missile Range.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News

A road trip through New Mexico’s atomic past

Clines Corners: “I Want to Believe” posters from the X-files, Medicine Man in a glass case and 99-cent coffee.
Sand for sale: White Sands National Monument, and the Jornada del Muerto.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News
NEW MEXICO TRUE: In Roswell, the International UFO Museum and Research Center, and a string of storefronts with vaguely extraterrestrial-sounding names.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News
CITY ON A PLATEAU: In Los Alamos, the “Secret City and odes to the Fat Man and the Alpha and Omega.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News
THROUGH THE GATES: Einstein’s regret at La Fonda hotel, and a gate at White Sands Missile Range.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News
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