Baxterville, Mississippi: Atomic Bombs Exploded Here

Two different atom bombs were exploded here, 2,700 feet below the surface, in 1964 and 1966, as part of Project Dribble. A monument with plaques marks the spot: one plaque gives details of the explosions, the other warns against "excavation, drilling, and/or removal of materials."

Salmon Event Nuclear Test Site

Address:
650 Tatum Salt Dome Rd, Baxterville, MS
Directions:
Salmon Event Nuclear Test Site. I-59 exit 41. Drive north on Hwy 13/E. Main St. for 13 miles. Turn right onto Tatum Salt Dome Rd. Drive three miles. When you pass Smith Rd on the left, drive another half-mile. You'll see an unmarked dirt road on the right blocked by a bar gate. Park (don't block any roads) and walk in (Private property; be respectful). Stick to the main dirt road (others will branch off) as you head into the trees for about two miles. You'll eventually come to a clearing, then afterward the road reenters the woods and bends to the right. You'll soon see a side road on the right that leads to a fenced-in clearing with many red pipes sticking out of the ground. The monument is another half mile down the road.
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Atomic Bombs Exploded Here

The address of 650 Tatum Salt Dome Road is where the Gate is located. The clearing mentioned in the directions is fenced in. The Site and Monument is another half-mile down the road.

[Dwight, 01/09/2021]
Salmon Site: Atomic Test

Only site east of the Mississippi River where atomic bombs were tested. Access closed for years, now open to the public.

[Mike, 07/25/2020]

Two different atom bombs were exploded here, 2,700 feet below the surface, in 1964 and 1966, as part of "Project Dribble." A monument with plaques marks the spot.


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