Saturday, February 16, 2013

A “Historic” Site

Years later, I returned there to work on a historic program
by Eddie C.

Each year in the early 1950s, my father and I painted the dairy owned by the Holthouse family. (They resided on the land that later became Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale campus.) Who would have guessed that 14 years later I would once again return to that very same property? This time, I returned as an employee of Lockheed Martin where I worked in human resources for 31 years prior to retiring in 1997. My earliest and fondest memories were working on the Corona program—our nation’s first and most successful photographic satellite reconnaissance program.

The Holthouse Dairy 
(Photo Courtesy of the Sunnyvale Society and Museum Association, Inc.)