- Lost Video Camera: Someone
left a small video camera at the June Picnic! Call Lowell at
651-483-3709 if you are the owner.
- September 14 @ 7:00 PM:
See section 3 below
- Sad News: Marion Scott passed
away at age 92 on August 4th. In 2010 the VIP
Club awarded Marion a
recognition of 29-years coordinating blood
drives at UNISYS, Eagan; UNISYS Roseville; and
Lockheed Martin in Eagan as a director of the
VIP Club. Since 2010 she had served her fellow
retirees on the Christmas dinner/dance program
committee. Bless you Marion, the Club
Board and many, many friends miss you!
- The August 17th St. Croix River Cruise was
great, attended by 90 of us. See the report and a collage in the
- October 12th @ 6:30 PM:
Program, Pie, and Ice Cream at a
1) The UNISYS, Roseville facility is no longer
available for the Club's evening use so we are
evaluating alternate locations. 2) Program topic
is Drones, Drones, Drones -
Sentera, a local company with roots going back to Lockheed Marin
in Eagan, makes small drones that help farmers make good
decisions on managing their crops, and helps cell phone and
broadcast tower operators stay on the air safely and
efficiently. Sentera was recently described as the "premier"
drone company in Minnesota by the local press.
3) Speaker will be the Sentera President Eric Taipale
[son of Club Treasurer Harvey] and former LMCO employee who
worked on the LMCO 'Desert Hawk' program.
- Lockheed Martin
is in the process of spinning off their Air
Traffic Management engineering operations
presently located in Eagan, specifics will be in
our newsletters as we learn them.
- The IT
Legacy Committee in conjunction with UNISYS in
Roseville formed a task team to find a new
location for the History Wall
email@example.com if you have ideas or
would like to participate; next team meeting @10:30
9/14 in the plant 4 old nurses
- The webmaster is
transitioning our web site navigation tab titles
to resemble book chapter identifications instead
of pages, i.e. '10. IT Legacy' instead
of 'IT Legacy, Pg 10'. This re-labeling
numbering continues the process of story
collection from those of us who have experienced
parts of the rich 70-year history of our
companies! Reader comments and further
contributions to help tell the whole story are
always welcome -
- November Club Elections:
Your Club needs volunteers for the 2017 board; Secretary, Vice
President, Director, Director, ... please contact us if you have
6 to 12 hours per month to help lead our organization into the
future - we have a minimum vetting process; talk to Lowell at
651-483-3709 and/or Keith at 651-894-2182.
Lowell to post items in this section.
3. Next Event - September 14 at
PM in the UNISYS, Eagan facility
Dr. Kathryn Pearson, U of M
Political Scientist, will speak about the
upcoming elections. Dr. Pearson specializes in
American politics; her research and teaching
focus on the United States Congress, elections,
women and politics, and political parties. In
her talk, she will provide a preview of our 2016
Elections, explaining how political scientists
analyze the presidential campaigns and the most
competitive congressional elections. Kathryn
spoke to us on similar topics in 2012 - glad to
have her back!
Section 6.2 below has GPS and driving directions or use Google Maps:
4. Article for the Month:
June, July, August: Nothing in the works, please send something to
May: We have two people items this month; the
2007 oral interview of Marc
Shoquist by John Westergren and
experiences to complement his 2007 oral interview.
The April web site article is a
paper listing the artifacts
transferred from Lowell's temporary basement repository to the Lawshe Memorial Museum in July
2015. Each of those listed items illustrates or describes bits and
pieces of our extensive Information Technology Legacy.
March: This is a compendium of the
which have appeared in our newsletters since 2006 - the
Previous 'Article for the Month' items are listed and linked on the Legacy Project, Documents
now 121 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log*
July 16: began revision of tab titles to resemble book
chapters, i.e. 10. IT Legacy is chapter 10 of this web site.
July 11: Began to remove page numbers from selection tabs.
Archived the April newsletter and posted the BBRG June
newsletter link on the Newsletter page.
June 23: Updated section 2 of page 4. Updated section 3
May 15: Added a Steve Lindfors' 2016 book to section 3 of page
documents. Updated section 2 of page 8,
Periodic groups. Added a River
Cruise registration form as page 95. Updated section 3 above.
Archived the January & February 2016 entries from this section.
Added three more research web site links to page 80, section 6.1
and then moved section 6.9 to and entry in section 5. Added a
new section 6.9 with a site from Dave Shelander. Updated
page 0 with a link to page 95 and an asterisk indication as to
which pages have been translated to foreign languages.
May 1: Updated page 68, Systems ASOC with a note in the
introduction that the page is now available in the Latvian
April 21: Archived the March newsletter as we are
distributing the May news to our membership. Updated section 3
above to show details of the Syttende Mai luncheon on May 13.
De-activated the Volunteer Survey form, page 91.
April 8: Section 3 above, the buffet lunch will be hot food
versus previous cold sandwiches. Posted the May Article for the
Month. Revised this pages top right navigation section with
buttons. Added section 2.3 to page 38, Oral Interviews
and updated section 2.1 thereon.
April 1: Updated the picnic registration form, page 93.
Did some minor editing of the Introduction on this page, i.e.
added a highlighted JOIN US line and link.
March 24: Added section 6.9 to page 80. Added a Jacob Philips
submittal to section 5 of page 80.
March 20: Added a 'Get Directions' box to section 3 above.
Added section 2.2 to page 12. Last year Keith Myhre scanned the
repertoire cards we'd been
gathering before they were donated to the Charles Babbage
Institute. These are all now linked from the applicable computer,
software, peripheral, engineering, and IT Legacy pages.
March 18: Updated section 6.1 of page 19. Added the Google
'Get Directions' to section 3 above.
March 15: Updated section 3 above. Posted the April Article
for the month with links from page 15 and section 4 above.
Archived the January/February newsletter on page 15.
March 4: Updated section 1 above. Updated Club pages 2 and 5
with 2016 information. Archived the December 2015 newsletter,
see section 3 of page 7.
The October 2007 through February 2016 chronology
of previous updates is in printer definition format (pdf).
As of November 2009, changes to the Announcements section of this home page are not listed.
6. Venues, GPS Locations, and Driving Directions:
6.1 Unisys Plant 4 in Roseville: Set your GPS unit to Roseville MN, 2470 Highcrest Road. From Hwy 35W north; exit onto W County Rd C to go west a mile,
then turn left onto Walnut St. Then turn right onto Terminal Road for half a block, turn right at Highcrest Rd. to building entrance.
From 35W south, exit on Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd off ramp, turn left, drive under the freeway, then turn right onto Walnut St.
Follow it 0.8 mi north then turn left on Terminal Road. Go ½ block and enter the UNISYS parking lot on the right.
From Hwy 36 east, drive west until 36 joins Hwy 35W just past Hwy 280, then exit at the Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd. off ramp of 35W.
Go north on St. Anthony Blvd. to Walnut St. [the first street on the right]. Turn right onto Walnut Street.
From Hwy 280 northbound, use left lane exit just past County Rd B for Terminal road access [St Croix St.] Turn left at Terminal Rd, then 1.5 mi. to Highcrest Rd.
6.2 Unisys MACS in Eagan: Set your GPS unit to Eagan MN, 3199 Pilot Knob Road. From Hwy 35E take the Pilot Knob Road exit ramp. Then go north on Pilot Knob Road about ½ mile to Tower View Road. We use the Unisys north parking lot and the visitor entrance thereby.
6.3 Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul: Set your GPS unit to South Saint Paul, 130 Third Avenue. From the Roseville area,
take Hwy 36 to I-35E south toward downtown St. Paul. Get into the left lane then take the I-94/Hwy 52 left exit to merge onto Hwy 52 going south. 3.4 miles later, take the Butler Ave exit and turn left. Go 0.7 mi and turn right onto MN156 S. After 1.8 mi, turn right onto Grand Ave. W – Drive up the hill a block and turn left; the parking lot is then 400 ft. on the left. From the Eagan area,
take I494 toward the Mississippi river then take exit #65 onto 7th Ave. Turn left and drive a mile to South view Blvd, turn right at the light. After 0.3 mi, turn left onto 3rd Ave – the museum parking lot is then 0.2 mi on the right.
LMCO: Set your GPS unit to Eagan, MN,
1303 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100. From Roseville area, take 35E south through St. Paul then exit to the west onto I-494. Then take exit 71 for Co Rd 31 (Pilot Knob Road) and go south.
Turn left onto Corporate Center Drive, then when you see the Lockheed
Martin sign, turn left, start up the hill then turn left into the parking log - drive through the parking lot to the west side of the building and turn left into that parking lot section. Enter the building through the west door. From Minneapolis or Bloomington, get onto 494 going East then take exit 71 onto Pilot Knob Road going south - then follow the
Corporate Center Drive instructions above.
6.5 Highland Park: Set your GPS unit to St Paul, 1200 Montreal Ave. From the Roseville area; take 36 to 35E going south through the city, exit at W 7th (Hwy 5) and turn right. After three blocks angle right onto Montreal Ave and drive uphill ½ mile. The Pavilion is on the left. From the Eagan area take 35E north toward St. Paul, exit at W 7th (Hwy) 5 and turn left. Proceed to Montreal Ave angling right and drive ½ mile. From St. Paul, find Snelling Avenue, drive south to Montreal Ave then turn left. Drive ¼ mile to Pavilion on right.
6.6 Casper's Cherokee House in Eagan:
Set your GPS to Eagan MN, 4625 Nicols Road, From I35E, take the Cliff Road exit and go West to Nicols, turn left. From Cedar Ave, take the Cliff Road exit, go East to Nicols, then turn right.
6.7 Mermaid in New Brighton: Set your GPS unit to Moundsview, MN - 2200 CR 10. From Roseville, Minneapolis, and other southwest points - take I35W north then at exit 28C take ramp right for CR10, cross over the bridge then turn left onto Co. Rd H. From Eagan and southeast points - take I35E north to I694 West, keep in the right lane for Hwy 10, get into the left lane, cross over I35W then turn left onto Co Rd H.
6.8 Charles Babbage Institute: Set your GPS address to 222 - 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The walking location is Room #211 in the Andersen Library second floor. For parking, the closest is lot C86/the Law School lot that has shared contract and visitor parking. A parking alternate site is the city parking next to the Marriott Courtyard hotel, formerly Holiday Inn at seven corners. This is about 1.5 blocks to the west of CBI, 1 block east of the I35W Washington Avenue freeway exit.
6.9 Joseph's Grill in St. Paul:
Set your GPS address to St Paul, MN - 140 Wabasha St S 55107.
From the Roseville area take
35E South toward St Paul, get into the left lane and exit onto
Hwy 52 going south. After crossing the Mississippi river,
take the ramp right for Lafayette Rd toward Plato Blvd.
right onto Plato (west) for 0.2 mi then turn right onto Wabasha
(north). After 1/2 mi, Joseph's will be on the right. From the Eagan area take 35E
north to I494 east to Hwy 52 going north. Take the ramp right for Lafayette Road then turn left (west) onto Plato Blvd.
After 0.7 mi, turn right (north) onto Wabasha, Joseph's will be on the right after 1/2 mi.
6.10 Lost Spur in Eagan:
Set your GPS to St Paul, 2750 Sibley Memorial
Hwy, 55121 or take exit #98 off I-35E onto Lone Oak Road. Go west
across Pilot Knob Road and then down the hill to Hwy 13. Turn right
and proceed north ~ ½ miles to the Lost Spur (City View)
entrance on the right.
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