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Hold Onto Your Hat-we're going digital

Valley historical data preserved using outdated technology get transferred to digital as part of the 'Hold Onto Your Hat' project


February 13, 2019

Photo courtesy John Perue from the Bob Martin/Dick Perue collection

Katie Martin, sister of Bob Martin, holds onto her hat.

Preserving history is often an arduous task. It requires not just a love for the subject, but a knowledge of advancing technology. Video Home System (VHS) and cassette tapes have often been used to record the images and audio of everyday life and the invention of the camera allowed people to document their lives in ways that had never been thought of before. Each of these inventions, however, still find themselves victims to the march of time. Tapes will degrade, photos will age and equipment will become obsolete.

Currently, Saratoga resident John Perue is volunteering his time to digitize...

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Reader Comments(1)

RHodges writes:

Elva Evans gets all the credit for the Reflections from our files. I just transcribed the obituaries of the people buried in the Saratoga cemetery and photographed the cemetery. I did not do the Reflections.


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