InfoAge - Camp Evans Historic District
InfoAge - Camp Evans Historic District is both a museum and historic site. Camp Evans was a military base beginning in World War I and lasting to 1993. Its National Historic Landmark status stems from its key role in developing radar technology during WWII; the United States managed to produce the most effective radar technology. In addition to radar technology, Camp Evans was also a nuclear weapon research site, the birthplace of satellite hurricane tracking, and a pre-NASA research site. Additionally, African Americans played important roles in the technological advances here. For example, Dr. Walter McAfee was the first to calculate the speed of the moon. When this was made public, his name was not mentioned. The museum chronicles all of this scientific history in a few of the buildings of the former camp.
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