History Happy Hour 2017
January 27: Ted Atlas
"Football & Technology: The Essence of the Bay Area"
Ted Atlas will discuss the two parallel timelines: history of technology in the area and the history of football. The two histories complement each other and serve as a reference for the development of each subject. I have attached a link to the time line document that is the basis of the presentation as well as some sample slides.
Ted Atlas is a native of Campbell and has presented his lecture to at a number of service clubs, the Naval Order of San Francisco and at the Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto.
A lifelong South Bay native and freelance photographer, Basim Jaber has
researched the history and geography of Mt. Umunhum and the Almaden Air
Force Station since 2006. He has organized and hosted several veterans'
reunions for the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron who manned the radar station atop Mt. Umunhum between 1957 and 1980. He continues to archive historic images and artifacts from Almaden Air Force Station to help preserve the memories and history of this Bay Area Cold War relic. His relationship with over 200 veterans and dependents who lived and served on the site has earned him their respect, trust, and status as their official
historian and archivist. Basim has assisted several media agencies in
producing newspaper, TV, and web media coverage of the site and its
fascinating past. These include CBS-5 KPIX "Eye on the Bay", NBC KRON-4 News, San Jose Mercury News, Patch.com online, KQED "QUEST" TV, and Almaden Times Weekly. His unprecedented photo documentary work of the entire site has proven invaluable to preserving the history and memories of Almaden Air Force Station. Basim's research is purely volunteer-driven and non-profit in nature. Basim also serves as a board director on the Umunhum Conservancy, a non-profit organization with a mission to save and preserve the historic radar tower atop Mt. Umunhum.For more information or to book a presentation, please visit www.AlmadenAFS.org.