Tonepah Range, Nevada

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More commonly spelled Tonopah, the Tonepah missile proving range is found in southcentral Nevada, where it is also utilized by the Department of Energy for various governmental research and development programs.

Erratum: In Tony Hillerman's 1970 Navajo detective novel THE BLESSING WAY, the novel's protagonist notes that the Tonepah missile testing range is in Utah; however, the testing range is in fact in Nevada.

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"Entrance to the Tonopah Test Range along U.S. Route 6 in Nye, NV, July 17, 2014" by Famartin is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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