Article about InfoAge
- Because of the National Historic Landmark designation, last night InfoAge was on News12 New Jersey, and today it's in the Asbury Park Press. Hopefully there will be coverage by larger news organizations.
The APP site is full of popups, etc., so here's there story (pasted for this list only):
WASHINGTON — Camp Evans in Wall was named Wednesday as a National Historic Landmark for its role in the military’s development of radar.
The designation announced by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was among 27 sites chosen nationwide, including New York City’s iconic Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center.
“Each of these landmarks represents another thread in the great tapestry that tells the story of our beautiful land, our diverse culture and our nation’s rich heritage,” Salazar said.
Camp Evans was a World War II-era U.S. Army Signal Corps facility that played a lead role in the military’s development, testing and production of top-secret electronics such as radar. Radar teams at Camp Evans coordinated the development of the new technology with labs across the country, eventually producing equipment that was used in all World War II theaters.
Most significantly, a unit designed by Camp Evans engineers was able to detect enemy airplanes about 50 minutes before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The use of radar developed at Camp Evans has been cited as a major factor in the U.S. victory in World War II.
Following the war, Camp Evans was a Cold War technology and nuclear weapons research site. It was also the birthplace of satellite-based hurricane tracking and a pre-NASA space research site.
The landmark designation means each site will get a designation letter, a plaque, and technical preservation advice. Camp Evans is already listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Save America’s Treasures official project.
A group of nonprofit organizations are working to restore and preserve the shuttered facility and create the Infoage Science/History Learning Center.