How St. Paul was Almost Silicon Valley

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After World War II, St. Paul was one of two incubator sites for the computer industry -- but missed out on later explosive growth. The ERA name lasted only a decade before it was absorbed by other companies. But its pioneering work would put Minnesota at the lead of the postwar era's most far-reaching technology. Most of Minnesota's famed computer names -- UNIVAC, Control Data, Cray Research and scores more.

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