Apple-II House

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This Apple-II house was constructed 7,500 feet from ground zero, and while our guide claimed the house is relatively undamaged, I’m glad I was not in attendance. The bomb blast burned off the shingles, tar paper, and the roof.
The house was furnished with a family of mannequins at a dinner party while outside the AEC had set up an atomic bomb. For this test, a car was outside this residence. Reputedly the Army borrowed cars from Las Vegas dealers and wanted to return them after the test. But they were destroyed.
After the test, the ‘family’ was strewn about or missing. My favorite photo is of the mannequin with a 2-foot shard of glass sticking out of his back.
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