Users' questions

What is Alamogordo known for?

What is Alamogordo known for?

Alamogordo is known for its connection with the 1945 Trinity test, which was the first ever explosion of an atomic bomb. Humans have lived in the Alamogordo area for at least 11,000 years.

Why is Alamogordo called Alamogordo?

Alamogordo means “fat cottonwood.” Gordo = fat; alamo = poplar or cottonwood. Developed as a rail junction with a nearby mountain lumber railroad in 1898.

What happened in Alamogordo NM?

The Holloman Air Force Base was constructed there during World War II, and the first atomic bomb was exploded at the “Trinity Site” (60 miles [97 km] northwest) on July 16, 1945 (see photograph). The base later tested guided missiles, and it now houses aerospace research facilities.

Is Alamogordo New Mexico safe?

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Alamogordo is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Alamogordo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Mexico, Alamogordo has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.

What was the purpose of Alamogordo New Mexico?

During the 1950–60s, Alamogordo was an unofficial center for research on pilot safety and the developing United States’ space program. Alamogordo is a charter city with a council-manager form of government.

What kind of burgers are at El Gordo?

Shredded beef topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and cheese. Deliciously seasoned and grilled soy curls topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and cheese. Del Gordo Burger with fries. Del Gordo burger and 1 dogo. Two Del Gordo burgers, 1 classic cheeseburger and fries.

How often do they open El Gordo in McHenry?

We know that for Mexican food there are no borders and that is why we make our own known, for our people and for everyone who wants to know the flavor of Veracruz. We open every day, so you can enjoy delicious tacos, meats, a warm soup and our fresh seafood.

Where is the largest employer in Alamogordo New Mexico?

Holloman Air Force Base, located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the city limits, is the largest employer of Alamogordo residents, and has a major effect on the local economy. According to some estimates, Holloman accounts for half of the Alamogordo economy.