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- February 11,
7:00 PM (Note that this is a Tuesday
evening): 'Making Chocolate',
see next Event Summary below.
- Old Plant 8
- Courtesy of Dan Carlson - Plant razing may
occur beginning in January of 2015:
(LMCO IS & GS Eagan) has assembled a
pictorial history of the facility starting
over 2 years ago.
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.
Primarily on Tuesday mornings, however after
a brief work intro by lead volunteers,
museum public open days are ok.
Looks like the old Eagan facility will have
a destiny with the wrecking ball, here is the link to Brian’s pictures to date.
- 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
February 11th, 7:00 PM:
Please join us at the UNISYS, Roseville facility. B.T. McElrath will
demonstrate the intricacies
of making chocolate. Then you could try it at home to
make your own Valentine's Day treats for your 'sweetie'
or own taste buds. As usual, cookies and de-caf coffee
will be available.
Section 6 below has
GPS and driving directions
Future VIP Club hosted programs and events are listed on our
4. Article for the Month:
article for February and March consideration.
January - Our B-2 Stealth Bomber
processor development - project engineer Jim Inda has written a paper with some inputs from Mike Wold,
one of the program managers.
December - Donald L. Ream has been nominated as a
name of a future US Navy Ship. Most
people knew Don as our Navy customer - a few know that he was an ERA employee in
Washington DC for a period of time in the early 50s.
November - Two articles for this month from Lawshe Museum
employees. First, a report on 'Accessioning in View' by
Andrew Fox then
LMCO volunteerism by Sally
Anderson. These two articles were extracted from a recent DCHS publication by
Lawshe Museum Trustee, Bernie Jansen. Posted herein
“Courtesy of Dakota County Historical Society”.
October - Reporting on 'our first visit' to the Charles Babbage
Institute by Richard 'Dick' Lundgren. This 2006
report was languishing in my pending folder. It is
apropos to relate the early days of the Legacy
September - A 'bottoms
up' chronology of semi-conductors used by the defense groups of
ERA/UNIVAC/Sperry/UNISYS/LMCO by Larry Bolton.
Previous 'Article for the Month' items
are listed and linked on the
Legacy Project, Documents
page, over 100 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log*
December 15: Posted the January
'Article for the Month' on this page and on the IT Legacy, documents page;
updated this page's introduction with two links to BLUE BELL associated pages;
posted the summary of 2014 deceased persons as reported in the 2014 newsletters
on the People, Deceased page; updated the next event section of this page;
Updated the contact us page with 2015 officer information; updated section 3.4
of the People, A-B page and the pdf file linked therein; updated the 2015 dates
on the calendar page and posted the 2015 Board on the Home, About page.
December 8: Updated the Calendar
page. Add directions to the Eagan LMCO facility to section 6 below.
November 26: Updated the Next
event section of this page and archived the October newsletter, see the
Newsletter page. Transferred the May through July update log to the chronology
November 8: Posted the December
'Article for the Month'. Added the planned club event schedule to the
October 20: Archived the
September newsletter, updated section 3.4 of page 31, continued some update
work, updated the next event section of this page, and posted the Christmas
Dinner reservation form on the Contact Us page.
September 20: Archived the
September 18: Posted the October
and November 'Articles for the Month' in section 4 above and on the
documents page. Also updated the Next
Event Summary in section 3 above.
September 5: Updated the Periodic
Groups, Page 8.
October 2007 through August 2014
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.
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
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.
6.4 Lockheed Martin
Set your GPS unit to
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 LMCO 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 third sentence from
Roseville area 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 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.
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
A parking alternate site is the city parking next to the
Marriott Courtyard hotel, formerly Holiday Inn at seven
This is about 1.5 blocks to the west of CBI, 1 block
east of the I35W Washington Avenue freeway exit.
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