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Alamogordo Essential Info


Alamogordo is a city in southeastern New Mexico, in the USA. The population was estimated at 36,069 in July, 2006. The city name is a Spanish word meaning "fat cottonwood". The local zip code is 88310.

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  1. Alamogordo is known for its connection with the Trinity test, the first explosion of an atomic bomb.
  2. The Atari video game burial in 1983 was held in Alamogordo.
  3. The city was named after a grove of fat cottonwoods, John Arthur Eddy the brother of Charles Bishop Eddy, remembered from the Pecos River area.
  4. Edward Lee Howard, a former CIA case agent who allegedly gave classified material to the Russians and later defected to the Soviet Union, is an Alamogordo native.

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