- Welcome back Bill: William
Galle is now (4/2) a Board Associate working with Marion Scott
coordinating the VIP Club's Christmas dinner/dance. In the late
90s, Bill had been the Club's Chief newsletter editor then Treasurer for
two years each.
- Be a Historian: Volunteers are collecting history/legacy
topics and associated information for future Lawshe Museum exhibits. For
one example and submittal form,
click here - need by 15 April!
- April 16, 9 AM - VIP Club hosted breakfast to recognize
members' 2013 volunteer services to community, etc. See Next
Event Summary in the next section.
25, 10:00 AM to 2:34 PM - Roseville Good Old Days at the
Mermaid in New Brighton. Contact Tom Turba to register
your participation and if you are
willing - he needs a few volunteers to staff the check-in table.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 12, 7 PM
- Social time and speaker at the Macs building, visitors' conference
room is Eagan. Adam Block from the 7-county metro area DNR office will
speak about invasive species which are threatening our lakes.
- May 17,
11 AM - Syttende Mai luncheon at Casper's' in Eagan, Chip Laingen is the
invited speaker. Contact
Dale Torgerson for reservations.
- June 11, 3:30 PM - Annual reunion
and picnic gathering at the Highland Park Pavilion. $5 per person to
cover catered food and beer costs; pre-registration requested - see the
printable form at the bottom of the
Contact Us page.
The Legacy Committee needs periodic volunteers for the
DCHS Lawshe Museum, contact
Bernie Jansen or
The needs are to help with photo identifications and to write exhibit
storyboards for the various equipments and artifacts in storage.
- IT Legacy is International:
[translations and postings with permission of the VIP Club Board as requested by the translator]
- The Home page introduction and the IT Legacy page, Pg 10 have been translated into the
German Language, by Dieter Hoffmann.
- Our Systems, Pg 60 translated to the Polish language,
- Our Computers, 16-bit page 54 has been translated into the Bulgarian Language, browse
- Our IT Legacy, Pg 10 was translated into the Romanian Language, browse
- Our Computers, Pg 50 is on the web in the Slovenian Language, browse
to post items in this section:
3. Next Event Summary
2013 Volunteer Recognition
Breakfast; April 16, 9:00 AM
this year, the breakfast will be at the Roseville VFW. Representative
from UNISYS and from Lockheed Martin will be our guests. Please,
if you've indicated that you'll be at the breakfast when
returning your survey form and your plans change, let us know as
we pay for the 'estimated' attendee plates.
Future VIP Club hosted programs and events are listed on our
4. Article for the Month:
April - The evolution of UNISYS and their primary computer
line is sequenced in this slide set
from Ron Q. Smith
March - Before ERA originated on Minnehaha Ave. in St. Paul, the
buildings were a WWII Glider factory.
February - Consolidated Training Facility by Ben
As the Sperry/Navy use of Plant 2 faded away in the
early 80s, a new
tenant phased into parts of the area.
January, 2014 - Herbert Mitchell wrote an Autobiography; George Grey
excerpted 4 files of 'EMCC to UNIVAC' info to share with retired
UNISYS fellow Ron Q. Smith. Ron sent them to Lowell who
culled out Herb's personal info then condensed into two papers;
Vol I and
Previous 'Article for the Month' items
are listed and linked on the Legacy Project, Documents
page, over 90 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log*
April 13 - Added Don Ream to the
People, Deceased page.
April 10 - Updated the AN/UYK-43
and AN/UYK-7 information on the Computers, 32-bit page. Inserted AN/USQ-69 info
as section 3.5 of Computers, Others. Added the picnic registration form at
the bottom of the Contact us page. Added the August program to the Home,
April 2 - Posted the April
'Article for the Month', archived the remaining 2013 updates from section 5 of
this page. Archived the 2014 Jan/Feb newsletter at
On the Board page 2, we replaced Warren Becker with Bill Galle as the
co-coordinator of the Christmas dinner.
March 15 - Added a Larry Schmidt
story as section 4.13 of the People, P-S page and updated the Next Event Summary
on this page.
February 17 - Updated the next
event summary. Archived the December 2013 newsletter.
February 8 - Posted links in the
announcement section to the 2013 volunteer hours survey form and to the 'Be a
January 23 - Updated all web
pages with header tweak and 2014 copyright at the bottom. Added the VFW and
Highland Park to section 6 below, put in subsection numbers.
January 20 - Upon Jan/Feb
newsletter distribution, we've archived the November newsletter. Updated the
newsletter page introduction.
January 17 - Posted both the February
and March 'Article for the Month'. Updated the Legacy, Milestones page with a few recent
October 2007 through December 2013
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.
6.1 Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul: Set your GPS unit to South Saint Paul, 130 Third Avenue
- note map inset at right.
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.
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
6.3 Unisys Plant 4 in
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.
6.4 Roseville VFW:
Set your GPS unit to Roseville, MN,
1145 Woodhill Drive. From the Eagan
area take 35E through St. Paul to go west on Hwy 36. Exit to Lexington Avenue then right about a mile to Woodhill – turn left, drive about 100
yards and enter the VFW parking lot on the right. From the Minneapolis area, take 35W to Hwy 36, then exit onto Lexington Ave -
turn left, then drive about a mile to Woodhill – turn left, go 100 yards and enter the VFW parking lot on the right.
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 Ft. Snelling Officers' Club:
Set your GPS unit to St Paul MN,
5512 Post Road, The Club
is located on a service road off of Minnesota Highway 5, at the east
side of the MSP airport. Take the Hwy 5 Post Road Exit at the southeast
corner of the airport, go east then follow the signs to the Officers’
Club. There is ramp access to the building and handicapped parking on
the upper level.
6.7 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.
6.8 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.
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