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  1. Woodlawn Cultural Landscape National Historic DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    Overshadowed by Mount Vernon and secluded by a curtain of tall trees, Woodlawn, the historic plantation home of Nelly Custis, George Washington's step granddaughter, and designated a National Historic Landmark , has not gotten the attention it deserves. On Thursday night at the Fairfax County South Government Center, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources held a public meeting on the nomination for what would become the Woodlawn Cultural Landscape National Historic District.

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  2. New Rails to Trail for the Fort Belvoir Area?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    According to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the United States has converted more than 22,000 miles of abandoned track and right of ways into trails. There are also on-going efforts to build new trails from abandoned railways such as the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail.

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  3. Landmark Status for Fort Belvoir Military RailroadRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    For those in the area who remember the dangerously narrow underpass and the old bridge that spanned Route One near the main gate at Fort Belvoir, it's our guess you were over the moon when the county tore them down in 2014. The bridge was part of a seven-mile spur that slithered from the installation up to the main tracks in Newington.

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  4. Appreciating the Military at Fort BelvoirRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    Essentially, however, the event was a Military Appreciation Day with Active Duty, Guard and Reserve, retired, civilians, spouses and families all invited. Al Roker, doing a live shot, tried to steal the show, but "Spinphony," four high-heeled stringers strutted their stuff, playing everything from classical to Charlie Daniels to Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir."

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  5. Local Author Thursday Night at The Old Town Shop: Patrick O'NeillRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    Last November, The Old Town Shop in Alexandria launched their "Local Author Thursdays." The idea is to promote local and regional authors.

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  6. From Dusty Trails to Smart Growth: A Brief History of Richmond Highway, Part NineRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    Note: This is a multi-part series on the history of roads in Southeast Fairfax County, with a concentration on Richmond Highway. Then there's Route 1, that blacktop shrine to the golden age of the automobile.

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  7. From Dusty Trails to Smart Growth, A Brief History of Richmond HighwayRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2018 | Jay's Giants Blog

    Note: This is a multi-part series on the history of roads in Southeast Fairfax County. A tip of the hat to Michael Bohn who wrote a terrific three-part series on Route One; Charlotte Brown, neighbor, friend and author of "Groveton;" and Harry and Anna Lehman, who will be releasing this year what will surely be the definitive history of CityView, the airports, and this part of the Richmond Highway.

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