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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 18, 2018 06:30PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Tysons corner shopping center 1968. Looks like
> > most of the parking spots are taken.
>
>
> Is that Pimmit hills in the lower left hand area
> of that pic??


No -- that land is what was between the Beltway and Tysons Corner Center on Route 7. Pimmitt Hills is located inside the Beltway closer to where I-66 cuts through now.

All those homes are now land that is developed with the Tysons' Marriott and the Tower Building. Probably (and hopefully) received a pretty penny when the land was developed...

My mother used to take me to Tysons on Saturdays, I had $20/$40 dollars and came home with a lot of "stuff."

Last night, my father was telling me some story about when he worked out in the early development of Reston and Route 7 was only two lanes (total).

Fairfax County was a wonderful place to grow up then...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sorry Helen J ()
Date: November 18, 2018 07:51PM

Sorry Helen J, even google maps has that area badged 95, but it’s also badged 495.
I’m not a Trump voter, but I will call you on your mistake.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Also Helen J ()
Date: November 18, 2018 08:03PM

Also Helen, the sign towards that area says,
Baltimore 95 and 495
So sorry you were wrong.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D77JJ ()
Date: November 18, 2018 08:20PM

Jason L Wrote:
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> Here’s a group of us hanging out near Herndon
> High School in 1976. We actually drank beer at 17
> and nobody cared. Boy have times changed since
> then!
>
>


Damn dude, you went to school with Matthew McConaughey? I didn’t know he went to Herndon HS. I bet you all were dazed and confused all day.
You wanna try again?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: McMurphy ()
Date: November 18, 2018 08:51PM

Need a comfort dog?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jason L ()
Date: November 18, 2018 08:56PM

D77JJ Wrote:
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> Jason L Wrote:
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> > Here’s a group of us hanging out near Herndon
> > High School in 1976. We actually drank beer at
> 17
> > and nobody cared. Boy have times changed since
> > then!
> >
> >
>
>
>
> Damn dude, you went to school with Matthew
> McConaughey? I didn’t know he went to Herndon
> HS. I bet you all were dazed and confused all
> day.
> You wanna try again?

Yeah its funny back then everybody told that dude he looked just like Matthew McConaughey. He had a badass Chevelle. Dude got all sorts of tail.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jjxvk ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:22PM

That is funny about McConaughey.
Too bad that picture is posted all over the internet.
Hey is Jason L related to Helen J?
You should find some place else to troll.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: don't fence me in ()
Date: November 18, 2018 10:37PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Fairfax Fred Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Tysons corner shopping center 1968. Looks
> like
> > > most of the parking spots are taken.
> >
> >
> > Is that Pimmit hills in the lower left hand
> area
> > of that pic??
>
>
> No -- that land is what was between the Beltway
> and Tysons Corner Center on Route 7. Pimmitt
> Hills is located inside the Beltway closer to
> where I-66 cuts through now.
>
> All those homes are now land that is developed
> with the Tysons' Marriott and the Tower Building.
> Probably (and hopefully) received a pretty penny
> when the land was developed...
>
> My mother used to take me to Tysons on Saturdays,
> I had $20/$40 dollars and came home with a lot of
> "stuff."
>
> Last night, my father was telling me some story
> about when he worked out in the early development
> of Reston and Route 7 was only two lanes (total).
>
>
> Fairfax County was a wonderful place to grow up
> then...

That little area referred to above was a group of 1940's vintage houses on what is now known as the "Towers Crescent" development, including 8000 Towers Crescent, which at one time (might still be) was the tallest office building in Tysons.

The road was Mimosa Drive, and, the houses were there through the end of the 70's.

Until the newer Towers Crescent building was completed, say around 2007 or so, when driving on the Perimeter road for Tysons as if you were going to LL Bean, you could still see the remnants of metal fences that at one time was the fence in the backyard of some of these houses that were built in the 40's and demolished in the late 70's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: November 18, 2018 11:30PM

That's a remarkably sharp picture for that long ago! How big was the original?

Love the clothes and 'stache. Brings back memories...

[Edit] Apparently this is fake? I fell for it, oops...
but it DOES bring back memories!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2018 11:31PM by Greybeard.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Loosen Up Helen Baby ! LOL! ()
Date: November 18, 2018 11:55PM

That stretch was called I-495 and that's what the signs said I-495 the Beltway, I ought to know as Im the OP! I-95 was over in Maryland and down south of Springfield. I was SOOO confused trying to find the gun and cooking shows !

Now how about some nice Naw Orleans BBQ Shrimp ! LOL Im the best cook in Virginia Eyes blinking fast at ya, you know opposites attract even down in a swamp called Dragon Run, wanna learn to shoot some fast Smith & Wesson .357 and .44 magnums double action at beer cans off the hood of my rusted pickup?? Gun Show ??

Baby let go of my ear, Im just fooling around here ! LOL! old Miss Va..!

Your Pal the dreaded DAJAX ! !
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: November 19, 2018 01:40AM

STEWMAC () Wrote:
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> Joke Insurance Wrote:
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> >
> > Video of a former Southern Railway train unit
> > going through North Springfield in 1982 -
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ
> >
> > Video of a former Southern Railway train unit
> > crossing over the former at-grade crossing for
> Van
> > Dorn Street in 1983 -
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ
> >
> > Video of a former Southern Railway train unit
> > crossing over the former at-grade crossing for
> > Burke Lake Road (now Old Burke Lake Road) in
> 1984
> > - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ
>
>
> Those are all the same video, fam.


Hahaha shit. Thanks for letting me know.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dumfrieskid ()
Date: November 19, 2018 05:36AM

I-95 EXPERT Wrote:
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> In 1984 Wrote:
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> -----
> > >but that section of the Beltway is actually
> > tagged as I-95.
> >
> > It was the Beltway I 495 the I-95 name came
> about
> > lately to avoid confusion to I-95 thru
> travelers
> > .
> >
> > It still is I-495 and I-95 with I-95 on the
> major
> > signage, I know people who have been here over
> 50
> > years and now they are the ones confused lol
>
>
> That photo with the T-Bird and the brown Honda is
> I-95, and has always been known as I-95

Sorry kid, but that stretch of road was known as 495 until about 1990 when it was pointed out that it did not conform with Federal rules for naming interstates. Namely two digit interstates go through, 3 digit are bypass.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: So sorry Helen J ()
Date: November 19, 2018 08:03AM

Helen J Wrote:
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> McMurphy Wrote:
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> > Helen J Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Miss Va 1984 Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > 3 Lanes on I-495 then by the Van Dorn exit
> > > heading
> > > > to the WW bridge
> > > >
> > > > I guess it Miss Va that's what the tag was
> > lol
> > >
> > >
> > > I’m sorry, but you must be mistaken. That
> > > CLEARLY is NOT the I-495.
> >
> >
> > Can we end this? Helen J has become overly
> > excited, and needs a time out with her comfort
> > dog.
>
> I’m not excited, I am just calling you on your
> mistake and you cannot seem to accept the fact
> that you are wrong. Probably a Trump voter as
> well.

Hahaha, Helen J. Thanks for sprinkling poison into one of the only decent threads on Fairfax Underground. You have been proven wrong, and you seem like a terrible person.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: November 19, 2018 10:45PM

Dumfrieskid Wrote:
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> Sorry kid, but that stretch of road was known as
> 495 until about 1990 when it was pointed out that
> it did not conform with Federal rules for naming
> interstates. Namely two digit interstates go
> through, 3 digit are bypass.

More precisely, two- (and single-) digit Interstates are main routes; three-digit Interstates are either bypasses (even first digit) or spurs (odd first digit). With a few exceptions like 270, which is kind of named wrong.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: November 19, 2018 10:58PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Dumfrieskid Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Sorry kid, but that stretch of road was known
> as
> > 495 until about 1990 when it was pointed out
> that
> > it did not conform with Federal rules for
> naming
> > interstates. Namely two digit interstates go
> > through, 3 digit are bypass.
>
> More precisely, two- (and single-) digit
> Interstates are main routes; three-digit
> Interstates are either bypasses (even first digit)
> or spurs (odd first digit). With a few exceptions
> like 270, which is kind of named wrong.

very cool info. thanks for sharing again.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 20, 2018 10:22AM

keep it going...thanks...A Falls Church relic.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FYI As We Talk About Nova Roads ()
Date: November 20, 2018 02:17PM

The Interstate system was approved in 1956, President Eisenhower knew of Germanys Autobahn system and he wanted the same for the US national defense to move troops and equipment fast to any part of America

The interstate system was numbered like the older US Highway System which gives roads numbers depending on the direction they travel. US 1 the first US Highway numbered is here in Fairfax Co and goes from Maine to Florida. Rt 1 a odd number travels north and south , all US highway numbers that are odd do the same. All US Highway numbers that are even travel east to west such as our Rt 50 that starts in Ocean City Md and travels to Sacramento Ca
As you head west the north south numbers grow larger with US 101 right on California's coast and the east to west numbers start with US 2 in Maine and become higher by the time you get to Florida with US 90

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Numbered_Highway_System US Highways

The interstate system is the same with odd numbers traveling north to south and even numbers traveling east to west, One big difference with the older US Highway system is that the US interstates low single digit numbers start on the west coast for north to south routes with I-5 and by the time you get here on the east there up to I-95. Going east to west the interstate numbers start low with I-10 across the southern areas going up to I-90 across the northern most states , which is a reverse of the US highways north south east west numbering system

The beltways spurs and thru route numbers are as described by Greybeards post

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/history.cfm US Interstate system

All in all , find a north south and east west US highway or interstate sign and it will give you an idea of where your at

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: November 20, 2018 09:03PM

FYI As We Talk About Nova Roads Wrote:
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> The Interstate system was approved in 1956,
> President Eisenhower knew of Germanys Autobahn
> system and he wanted the same for the US national
> defense to move troops and equipment fast to any
> part of America
>
> The interstate system was numbered like the older
> US Highway System which gives roads numbers
> depending on the direction they travel. US 1 the
> first US Highway numbered is here in Fairfax Co
> and goes from Maine to Florida. Rt 1 a odd number
> travels north and south , all US highway numbers
> that are odd do the same. All US Highway numbers
> that are even travel east to west such as our Rt
> 50 that starts in Ocean City Md and travels to
> Sacramento Ca
> As you head west the north south numbers grow
> larger with US 101 right on California's coast and
> the east to west numbers start with US 2 in Maine
> and become higher by the time you get to Florida
> with US 90
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Number
> ed_Highway_System US Highways
>
> The interstate system is the same with odd numbers
> traveling north to south and even numbers
> traveling east to west, One big difference with
> the older US Highway system is that the US
> interstates low single digit numbers start on the
> west coast for north to south routes with I-5 and
> by the time you get here on the east there up to
> I-95. Going east to west the interstate numbers
> start low with I-10 across the southern areas
> going up to I-90 across the northern most states ,
> which is a reverse of the US highways north south
> east west numbering system
>
> The beltways spurs and thru route numbers are as
> described by Greybeards post
>
> https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/history.cfm
> US Interstate system
>
> All in all , find a north south and east west US
> highway or interstate sign and it will give you an
> idea of where your at

Yep. With the exception of I-99, the former US 220, which broke the pattern and as such is an abomination!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dear Helen ()
Date: November 20, 2018 10:30PM

Helen, you probably voted for Hillary and probably thought she was going to win
Please admit to those two much bigger mistakes and please do not insert politics into one of the remaining normal threads on this site.
Thank you

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: November 21, 2018 09:32AM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Yep. With the exception of I-99, the former US
> 220, which broke the pattern and as such is an
> abomination!

I give the pattern breaking award to I-238, which has nothing to do with I-38 (which also does not exist).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 21, 2018 09:38AM

Ok more pics...an Annandale relic...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: November 21, 2018 02:30PM

Not sure if this one has been posted already. Springfield Shopping center Bland street 1963.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Helen J ()
Date: November 21, 2018 06:33PM

Dear Helen Wrote:
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> Helen, you probably voted for Hillary and probably
> thought she was going to win
> Please admit to those two much bigger mistakes and
> please do not insert politics into one of the
> remaining normal threads on this site.
> Thank you


I voted Green Party, you moron. How about you take your friends and go have a history lesson about the local highways, since none of you know it. No wonder you people cannot drive, probably all lost.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yadayadayada ()
Date: November 21, 2018 08:11PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: November 21, 2018 10:13PM

DLawson Wrote:
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> I give the pattern breaking award to I-238, which
> has nothing to do with I-38 (which also does not
> exist).

Ouch. Did not know about that one! That is just plain bad.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JMKJ4 ()
Date: November 22, 2018 01:38AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Not sure if this one has been posted already.
> Springfield Shopping center Bland street 1963.


Why would someone paint their wallpaper?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: November 22, 2018 09:53AM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and God Bless America
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 22, 2018 09:54AM

More Pics-less political...Thanksgiving Throwback food memories...Happy Thanksgiving all...Sleepy out.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Another View ()
Date: November 22, 2018 10:20AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: November 22, 2018 11:45AM

In my youth I worked at the Howard Johnson's restaurant on route 1 in Alexandria and at Fairfax circle. Thanksgiving day was one of the busiest days of the year. Great memories. This was late 70s early 80s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: November 22, 2018 04:18PM

Here is another one.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: November 22, 2018 06:03PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Here is another one.


Great ad

With that 6 digit phone number I would bet that ad is from the 1940's, and the Ice Cream plant is located in SE D.C..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: November 22, 2018 09:25PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> DLawson Wrote:
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> > I give the pattern breaking award to I-238,
> which
> > has nothing to do with I-38 (which also does
> not
> > exist).
>
> Ouch. Did not know about that one! That is just
> plain bad.

According to some page (wikipedia?), it was CA-238, and needed work. There were no state funds available, but Interstate allocations were available. So they rebranded it from "CA" to "I." It should have been I-*80, but I-80 has so many spurs there may not have been any numbers left.

It's in the eastern side tangle of the San Francisco Bay. Used to go that way once a week, in the '90s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: November 22, 2018 09:28PM

JMKJ4 Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > Not sure if this one has been posted already.
> > Springfield Shopping center Bland street 1963.
>
>
> Why would someone paint their wallpaper?

Always someone judging the advice HGTV has handed out . . . .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 23, 2018 07:48AM

Bird cage restaurant 7 corners. Date unknown
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 23, 2018 08:02AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 23, 2018 08:05AM

old dominion speedway Manassas Va
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bdgjgd ()
Date: November 23, 2018 04:48PM

Here’s the old Jewell Drug store on Jefferson St. 1970’s? My mom used to fill her prescriptions here.

Anybody know what it is now?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Helen on Wheels ()
Date: November 23, 2018 05:06PM

Helen J Wrote:
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> Dear Helen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Helen, you probably voted for Hillary and
> probably
> > thought she was going to win
> > Please admit to those two much bigger mistakes
> and
> > please do not insert politics into one of the
> > remaining normal threads on this site.
> > Thank you
>
>
> I voted Green Party, you moron. How about you take
> your friends and go have a history lesson about
> the local highways, since none of you know it. No
> wonder you people cannot drive, probably all lost.

As a Green party voter you are entitled to your opinions.
They are shared by one or two percent of the population.
Most observers see a strong correlation with those persons who constantly are looking for something to be outraged about.
The demographic of the continually offended overlaps heavily with the democratic party.
There are many threads here and elsewhere where you can share your constant frustration.
I think I speak for most contributors to this particular thread when I say :
" Go whine about everything , especially politics, somewhere else.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jewel store tunneling ()
Date: November 23, 2018 05:13PM

obviously the earth has split due to a quickly made tunnel under the jewel store

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chicago Area ()
Date: November 23, 2018 06:23PM

Bdgjgd Wrote:
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> Here’s the old Jewell Drug store on Jefferson
> St. 1970’s? My mom used to fill her
> prescriptions here.
>
> Anybody know what it is now?
>

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JohnJohn ()
Date: November 24, 2018 04:56PM

Believe this was on Columbia Pike at the corner with Blair Road. The lot is garden apartments now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JohnJohnn ()
Date: November 24, 2018 05:23PM

My family used to buy gas there in the 60s and 70s. There was a nice old-time mechanic there named Marvin. He let me watch over his shoulder so I learned to fix cars that way, around 1969 - 1972.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Toodle ()
Date: November 24, 2018 06:15PM

Got any pictures JohnJohnn?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D Braddick ()
Date: November 24, 2018 07:23PM

Here was me (back right) and my friends hanging out in our unfinished basement in Manasses. That place sure has changed. I don’t remember what year this was, sophmore or jr year which would put it around 1977.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Inker ()
Date: November 25, 2018 06:23AM

D Braddick Wrote:
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> Here was me (back right) and my friends hanging
> out in our unfinished basement in Manasses. That
> place sure has changed. I don’t remember what
> year this was, sophmore or jr year which would put
> it around 1977.
>

Yeah...This guy lived in that house & would call all of you kids dumb asses & threaten to put a boot up your ass...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 25, 2018 09:13AM

Well, I guess no thread is safe. Here's a real Nova place...one of my Parent's faves.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 25, 2018 09:45AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 25, 2018 09:51AM

Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: November 25, 2018 10:14AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> .

That is someones grandmother on that matchbook cover.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: November 25, 2018 10:18AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > .
>
> That is someones grandmother on that matchbook
> cover.


Yes lol!

When I was 18 I had a couple beers at 1320 club 2 in Brookfield plaza Springfield.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: November 25, 2018 10:26AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: This is it? ()
Date: November 25, 2018 10:28AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> That is someones grandmother on that matchbook cover.

Might have been cute. Bet she doesn't work at the Autozone that sits there now though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: November 25, 2018 10:30AM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > .
> >
> > That is someones grandmother on that matchbook
> > cover.
>
>
> Yes lol!
>
> When I was 18 I had a couple beers at 1320 club 2
> in Brookfield plaza Springfield.


I looked up the address on the matchbook, and it is near Brown's Mazda on RT.1

They must have moved in the early 1980's to the location I remember some 38 years ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Not Hitler ()
Date: November 25, 2018 12:46PM

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> Well, I guess no thread is safe. Here's a real
> Nova place...one of my Parent's faves.


Hat place is nowbthe German Gourmet store. One of the best places to shop in Fairfax when it comes to grilling!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: November 25, 2018 02:28PM

This is it? Wrote:
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> > That is someones grandmother on that matchbook
> cover.
>
> Might have been cute. Bet she doesn't work at the
> Autozone that sits there now though.


Did that spark a memory?.....WOW!

D.C.back some 40 years ago.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Inker ()
Date: November 25, 2018 06:21PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Well, I guess no thread is safe. Here's a real
> Nova place...one of my Parent's faves.


Sorry...I know I shouldn't "feed the trolls" ...but I couldn't pass up a wisecrack on that one...Hopefully others found it funny...IF you know of the character "Red" from "That 70's Show" >
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: This is it? ()
Date: November 26, 2018 08:22AM

My bad. Worked for 20 years at 14th & K NW, so thought I'd drop a line in the water. Not sure that Flippers or The Golden Dome (two other spots where I spent a lot of time) would have elicited the same reaction...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Remeber it well ()
Date: November 27, 2018 09:12AM

Used to walk across Franklin Park to get to The K Street Eatery for lunch. Egg salad on rye with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Sounds simple, but I haven't had one as good before or since.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Slopey ()
Date: November 29, 2018 01:32PM

Used to live next door to the speedway on the big house on the hill. It was very loud on the weekends.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 29, 2018 02:25PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 29, 2018 02:39PM

From Ebay,
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: November 29, 2018 06:12PM

These are not on ebay. Anyone remember Jarts?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I hear... ()
Date: November 29, 2018 07:02PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> From Ebay,

...Boomerang's is making a comeback.

I'm here all week.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH. ()
Date: November 29, 2018 07:21PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> These are not on ebay. Anyone remember Jarts?


I had a set of Jarts when I was about 12 years old. We played the hell out of them and not once did anyone ever get hurt. I kind of wish I had them back now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old timer FFX ()
Date: November 29, 2018 07:34PM

Here’s one from wayyyy back! 1964 to be exact. We all went to Woodson High School, as seen by the evidence on my buddy’s letterman jacket (Go Cav’s!) We took state that year in football. This is us hanging out at the diner down main street. That diner is long gone but great memories are still there. Cannot remember the name of the diner, does anybody know?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Realistic ()
Date: November 30, 2018 08:55AM

Downvoting the Happy Days photo.

Hate all of those 70s era tv shows that started with a retro premise; Waltons/1920s-30s, Little House on The Prairie, Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Laverne and Shirley. Some effort was initially made to establish authenticity but once ratings showed the shows were hits, then that original premise was lost.

Mary Ellen and all Waltons girls with 80s hair and designer jeans, Joanie and Chachi on Happy Days and JLC with their 80s clothes, Michael Landon with his then current hair. Ridiculous.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: November 30, 2018 10:00AM

I remember seeing a later episode of Happy Days where they show a courthouse from the outside to set the scene. All the cars going by are clearly from the 1980s. I think Henry Winkler was the only one still in his period costume by then.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bobby sox & saddle shoes ()
Date: November 30, 2018 10:24AM

The Fonz was always stuck in a malt shop from the 50's. The rest of us grew up, but time never changed any of those guys.

Mr Vernon and E Luray, Alexandria. Alleged to be 1950.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Underground PSA ()
Date: November 30, 2018 10:25AM

All you need can be found on......
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 30, 2018 02:55PM

Potomac yard Alexandria 1986.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Alexandria man ()
Date: November 30, 2018 03:05PM

^^^THAT’s the Alexandria I remember!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 02, 2018 10:16AM

Fair Oaks mall 1980.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 02, 2018 10:24AM

Now and then (1970s)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 02, 2018 02:54PM

Great pics AR.

Newington post office and general store '71.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 02, 2018 06:59PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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King St. Station

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:29PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:30PM

fill in the message body
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:31PM

Herndon 1890
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:33PM

1920s
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:34PM

Manuel’s Tourist Camp
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:36PM

yup
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:40PM

fire
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:43PM

Quaker Lane?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:46PM

yesir
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:47PM

i
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:51PM

Herndon volunteer fire dept
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 05, 2018 07:54PM

1938
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: December 05, 2018 07:56PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: December 05, 2018 08:14PM

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> Quaker Lane?


I'm thinking that only the theatre was knocked down (years ago) and more stores were added on to the little shopping center that was already there -- the pet center, looks like a Greyhound bus station.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 05, 2018 09:25PM

Amazing group of photos - Thank you

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lynn Conia ()
Date: December 06, 2018 02:32AM

blanche Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
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> > Quaker Lane?
>
>
> I'm thinking that only the theatre was knocked
> down (years ago) and more stores were added on to
> the little shopping center that was already there
> -- the pet center, looks like a Greyhound bus
> station.

I’m just old enough (39) to remember that. The theater was torn down and became a People’s Drug, now CVS, that serviced the residents of Fairlington. On that same block is Ramparts bar, not a bad little spot for a drink, even today.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: So much better than buses ()
Date: December 06, 2018 08:42AM

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> 1938

The trolleys were so perfect for downtown. I've heard it said that at their peak, everyone in downtown DC lived within 400 feet of a trolley stop.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: pete zerria ()
Date: December 08, 2018 09:02AM

Probably not from Fairfax but a cool memory nonetheless.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 08, 2018 04:26PM

someone knows
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 08, 2018 04:33PM

,
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: pete zerria ()
Date: December 08, 2018 04:48PM

A shot of the Rail turn around at Matildaville before the federal government forcibly removed all the residents from their homes to create Great Falls national park. Some of the ruins of Matildaville are still in the park today.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Trolleys ()
Date: December 08, 2018 07:27PM

Matildaville / South Lowell was long gone by the time the trolleys came to Great Fslls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 11, 2018 05:06PM

Springfield memories.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hornet ()
Date: December 12, 2018 01:50PM

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Thanks for sharing photo of the original Herndon High School on Locust St. That site became Herndon Intermediate School after the new high school was built on Dranesville Road into present day. Locust St. Herndon Intermediate School further developed in late 1960's with a new building behind the original edifice facing Locust St. in the photo. Aforementioned original/edifice was torn down in 1980's
with additional construction for Herndon Intermediate which is now known as Herndon Middle School.

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