Friday, March 03, 2006

Todays post is Miss Atomic Bomb 1957! Yes this is for real! In Nevada near Las Vagas was an above ground nuclear testing facility, that was a local pride, and a proud effort to stop those commie bastards! The blasts could be seen from the top of the Vegas casinos, and it was a tourist attraction to go up there and watch them. There were even special drinks made for the occasion called "atomic cocktails". People were either uninformed or oblivious to the dangers of the radiation. Eventually the testing was moved underground and as we all know was no longer considered high tech , safe , and cool. But this picture says it all as far as the mood of the times toward it.


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