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Kirsten Wilson
Kirsten Wilson • 2 years ago

"Safe in the living room of her Las Vegas, Nevada, home, Mrs. Jacqueline Buck and her son watch the mushrooming cloud from an atomic test blast some 75 miles away," April 21, 1953

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