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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: May 19, 2019 02:16PM

Certified water!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: May 19, 2019 02:44PM

This amazing video from 1967 was a accident in The Plains Virginia where a vehicle struck a freight train and caused a huge fire that could have destroyed the town. Firefighters from Prince William and Fairfax ran a hose a amazing 0.9 miles from a creek to the fire scene. Firefighters came from as far away as Dunn Loring, Culpeper and Strasburg. Dulles airport sent a couple foam trucks that made a huge difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkuih795fnk

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wherethehellisthis? ()
Date: May 22, 2019 05:14AM

Does this look like Fair Oaks maybe?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: mall rat ()
Date: May 22, 2019 04:23PM

wherethehellisthis? Wrote:
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> Does this look like Fair Oaks maybe?

Yes. Entrance to Sears on the side that fronts LEE-JACKSON Memorial Highway.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 23, 2019 04:57PM

Custard stand in Fairfax with Lord Fairfax motor court sign in the background 1950s. Thank to Chris Hershey for sharing the image.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 23, 2019 05:00PM

I think the LFMC postcard has been posted before but what the heck.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jill 1983 ()
Date: May 24, 2019 08:59PM

I just discovered this forum, I growed up in Pimmit Hills and I love all this stuff. thanky you all!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Do You Remember Kenny Dawson ()
Date: May 24, 2019 10:53PM

Who was killed by Arthur Goode at Tysons Corner. FXCO liberals let Goode off the hook with a life sentence but he killed another young boy just off a school bus in Florida in 1976 and they burned him in the electric chair in 1984. I was a Va State Trooper who was a backup to the FCSD Sheriffs deputies on the way to the Va/NC border as they transported him down to Fla.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Frederick_Goode_III

>I growed up in Pimmit Hills

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: May 25, 2019 07:24AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: May 25, 2019 07:52AM

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I called the dealership in Fairfax, ad the 1950 Chevrolet Convertible was sold last night.

Great old ad!

Everyone have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 25, 2019 10:48AM

We had to go ALL the way to Arlington to get our Hudson.
Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend, and remember why we have our freedom.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 25, 2019 11:07AM

This shot of Woodbridge on route 1 from the 60s would make a good jigsaw puzzle. Thanks to Steve Michaels for sharing the image.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: May 25, 2019 11:23AM

Or one of those "what's different" comparison between two similar photos.

I can remember Route 1 looking like this when we went to, wait for it, Storybook Land.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: May 25, 2019 11:34AM

What is "NIGHT BRAKE"?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: May 25, 2019 11:44AM

This one is the Esso station at 123 and 50 in Fairfax from 1971.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 27, 2019 03:10PM

Springfield mall, date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: V ()
Date: May 27, 2019 03:45PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Springfield mall, date unknown.

Was this after it closed in 2012? The fact the place looks pretty desolate, there's a dumpster in the parking lot and this would be one of the most important times to photograph that mall make it true.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: chip shot ()
Date: May 28, 2019 05:18PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> What is "NIGHT BRAKE"?


I think it is a gun accessory.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: My WAG ()
Date: June 01, 2019 05:27PM

chip shot Wrote:
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> > What is "NIGHT BRAKE"?
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> I think it is a gun accessory.

Not sure night brakes were such a commonly sold item at that time that they would have a sign on the side of the road advertising them. Not too many people owned the types of weapons that would benefit from a barrel brake. I think the sign says something like "NIGHT BRAKE DROP-OFF" (drop off hidden by car) and indicates it is an auto repair facility that allows you to drop your car off the night before. Probably a unique thing at that time, hence the sign. Just a guess.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: June 03, 2019 01:28PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This shot of Woodbridge on route 1 from the 60s
> would make a good jigsaw puzzle. Thanks to Steve
> Michaels for sharing the image.


Love the 31 cent gas at that Esso.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 03, 2019 01:31PM

Photos impossible to post for some reason?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wasted File Space Death ()
Date: June 03, 2019 03:06PM

The sites probably running out of file space too much was taken up by porn posted by progressives, progressivly running America down the drain

The sites dying a slow death

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TMOS listener ()
Date: June 03, 2019 03:13PM

Wasted File Space Death Wrote:
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> The sites probably running out of file space too
> much was taken up by porn posted by progressives,
> progressivly running America down the drain
>
> The sites dying a slow death

I would believe if Cary would get rid of all the shit that the assholes have posted on the Mike O'Meara threads trying to shut them down that would free up a boatload of space. Why those pricks can't just ignore the thread and let those of us who listen have a place to post is beyond me. Fucking act like little children.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Keep it clean ()
Date: June 03, 2019 03:21PM

Wasted File Space Death Wrote:
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> The sites probably running out of file space too
> much was taken up by porn posted by progressives,
> progressivly running America down the drain
> The sites dying a slow death

Let’s try to keep the politics crap for other threads.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sam Mann ()
Date: June 03, 2019 03:26PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> This one is the Esso station at 123 and 50 in
> Fairfax from 1971.


But did they give away the tigers tail you could hang from your gas tank cover

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Save before it’s too late ()
Date: June 04, 2019 07:00AM

Does anyone know how to archive all the content of this thread in a few steps? In case ffxu does collapse it would be great to save all the photos and stories in this thread.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yet Another NoVa Transient ()
Date: June 04, 2019 09:10AM

Save before it’s too late Wrote:
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> Does anyone know how to archive all the content of
> this thread in a few steps? In case ffxu does
> collapse it would be great to save all the photos
> and stories in this thread.

As an http search query through google, try this snippet, I believe this was previously posted by one of the esteemed regular contributors (causeican maybe)

https://www.google.com/search?q=site:fairfaxunderground.com+"Old+pictures+of+Fairfax+county,+love+em!"&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X

In addition, HTTrack is one of several useful tools for copying, lifting and archiving web content, https://www.httrack.com

Thanks for the memories from the old timers and permanent residents of Fairfax County. I never post here, but I do have a few images that I suppose I could contribute at some time. I lived in NoVA area several times in my life, early to late the 70s (McLean, as a kid 10 to 16, when times were cherry and things were cool), early to mid 80s(Belvoir and DC) and late 2000s to early 2010s (McLean, Great Falls). Just passing through, move along now, nothing here to see.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fhnwn ()
Date: June 04, 2019 09:29AM

Some that enjoy reading old things might like this twitter feed

https://twitter.com/Centreville1792

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 04, 2019 10:01AM

Has Gary been contacted about the difficulties with posting photos?

I think there is a thread in the off topic section that is so massive that it is hurting the entire forum.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It is fixed ()
Date: June 04, 2019 09:43PM

Back to our regular scheduled program
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: June 05, 2019 05:12AM

Ravensworth Farm subdivision circa 1963. Is that a Studebaker?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 05, 2019 06:59AM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Ravensworth Farm subdivision circa 1963. Is that a
> Studebaker?


Looks to be a 1963 Plymouth Valiant

Great photo -

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Little houses for you and me ()
Date: June 05, 2019 04:36PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Ravensworth Farm subdivision circa 1963. Is that a
> Studebaker?

Why are the windows in the homes in the background so close to the roof line? Don't think I have ever seen that kind of architectural feature. Is there no attic and the ceilings are above the roof line or are the windows so high you cannot easily look out of them?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: By The Oil Stains I Thought ()
Date: June 05, 2019 04:40PM

>Looks to be a 1963 Plymouth Valiant

It was a early Jap car. BTW see the houses GS 13's live in today No wonder the peoples taxes are so high !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Good call ()
Date: June 05, 2019 05:07PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> > Ravensworth Farm subdivision circa 1963. Is that
> a
> > Studebaker?
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>
> Looks to be a 1963 Plymouth Valiant
>
> Great photo -


1963-plymouth-valiant-2dr-post-west-coas

http://veh-markets.com/cars/citroen-c/341918-1963-plymouth-valiant-2dr-post-west-coast-car-rust-free-225-6-pushbutton-nice.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dr. Strangelove ()
Date: June 05, 2019 05:14PM

Little houses for you and me Wrote:
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> Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> > Ravensworth Farm subdivision circa 1963. Is that
> a
> > Studebaker?
>
> Why are the windows in the homes in the background
> so close to the roof line? Don't think I have ever
> seen that kind of architectural feature. Is there
> no attic and the ceilings are above the roof line
> or are the windows so high you cannot easily look
> out of them?

Some homes in this area still have the special add on feature.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 05, 2019 05:44PM

Little houses for you and me Wrote:
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> Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> > Ravensworth Farm subdivision circa 1963. Is that
> a
> > Studebaker?
>
> Why are the windows in the homes in the background
> so close to the roof line? Don't think I have ever
> seen that kind of architectural feature. Is there
> no attic and the ceilings are above the roof line
> or are the windows so high you cannot easily look
> out of them?

The windows seem high but they can be seen out of easily. Tthere is a full basement below the first floor of the house. I think that the attic is probably not one that you can walk around in other than the middle.

I have a rambler also but the full basement that is in the ground more than these houses and my windows are much larger. I have a huge picture window in the living room. And my attic is one that you can walk around in most of it without bending over.

But it also might be the perspective in the picture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 06, 2019 08:42PM

Good stuff!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 06, 2019 09:11PM

Fran...awesome...that became Pallone..I bought my Riviera Convertible there, just in, as a trade in. Thanks

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandaler ()
Date: June 07, 2019 01:26AM

Maple and Annandale road.
Beauty Academy building

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Times have changed ()
Date: June 07, 2019 09:04AM

blanche Wrote:
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> The windows seem high but they can be seen out of
> easily. There is a full basement below the first
> floor of the house. I think that the attic is
> probably not one that you can walk around in other
> than the middle.

This was the style of the time, and it was very popular. By the standards of a half-century later, the windows, closets, kitchens, and bedrooms are all much too small, and while a great many have been upgraded over the years, most examples will be replaced by larger in-fill homes as time goes by. It is very difficult to sell these homes today as anything other than tear-downs.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfield student ()
Date: June 07, 2019 10:08AM

Times have changed Wrote:
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> blanche Wrote:
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> > The windows seem high but they can be seen out
> of
> > easily. There is a full basement below the
> first
> > floor of the house. I think that the attic is
> > probably not one that you can walk around in
> other
> > than the middle.
>
> This was the style of the time, and it was very
> popular. By the standards of a half-century
> later, the windows, closets, kitchens, and
> bedrooms are all much too small, and while a great
> many have been upgraded over the years, most
> examples will be replaced by larger in-fill homes
> as time goes by. It is very difficult to sell
> these homes today as anything other than
> tear-downs.


Back in 1955 a home with 2 bathrooms was a big deal, and when Dad bought a couple window units we were in the lap of luxury

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: June 07, 2019 05:22PM

Times have changed Wrote:
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> blanche Wrote:
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> > The windows seem high but they can be seen out
> of
> > easily. There is a full basement below the
> first
> > floor of the house. I think that the attic is
> > probably not one that you can walk around in
> other
> > than the middle.
>
> This was the style of the time, and it was very
> popular. By the standards of a half-century
> later, the windows, closets, kitchens, and
> bedrooms are all much too small, and while a great
> many have been upgraded over the years, most
> examples will be replaced by larger in-fill homes
> as time goes by. It is very difficult to sell
> these homes today as anything other than
> tear-downs.


The Korean folks seem to be pretty happy living in these old Ravensworth homes. They always seem to cut down all the mature trees on the lot shortly after they buy them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 08, 2019 06:51AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 08, 2019 06:57AM

Jim McKay truck sales, date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 08, 2019 01:54PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Jim McKay truck sales, date unknown.


My guess is 1977 - Look at the plaid pattern on the seat of the tow truck

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 08, 2019 02:44PM

Another shot from the Fairfax library yearbook archives. Annandale HS 1964. I spent some time in Annandale in my youth but have no memory of this place.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 09, 2019 12:08PM

I can't remember if this was posted before or not. Arlington HoJo's @ Lee highway and Kirkwood near Lyon village. Those train tracks are now I-66.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 09, 2019 01:23PM

Question, what kind of station wagon is in the background in this family picture from Pimmit Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of 1965 or 1966. That thing looks huge!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 09, 2019 01:34PM

The original Tyson's corner from a different angle than previous pictures. 1964.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 09, 2019 02:48PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Question, what kind of station wagon is in the
> background in this family picture from Pimmit
> Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of 1965 or
> 1966. That thing looks huge!


Fran, That's a 1960 Rambler Station Wagon...a Cross Country, I believe. The angle makes it look a little longer than it is.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: June 09, 2019 03:13PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > Question, what kind of station wagon is in the
> > background in this family picture from Pimmit
> > Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of 1965
> or
> > 1966. That thing looks huge!
>
>
> Fran, That's a 1960 Rambler Station Wagon...a
> Cross Country, I believe. The angle makes it look
> a little longer than it is.

Imagine teaching your kids to drive in that!!!

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/big-blue-1960-rambler-six-cross-country-super/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 09, 2019 03:30PM

gbw Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > Fran Conia Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Question, what kind of station wagon is in
> the
> > > background in this family picture from Pimmit
> > > Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of 1965
> > or
> > > 1966. That thing looks huge!
> >
> >
> > Fran, That's a 1960 Rambler Station Wagon...a
> > Cross Country, I believe. The angle makes it
> look
> > a little longer than it is.
>
> Imagine teaching your kids to drive in that!!!
>
> https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/big-blue-196
> 0-rambler-six-cross-country-super/


Thanks Sleepy and gbw. I would like to try and parallel park that thing. Probably didnt have power steering.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wonderbutiwonder ()
Date: June 09, 2019 05:12PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> gbw Wrote:
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> > Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > > Fran Conia Wrote:
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> >
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > Question, what kind of station wagon is in
> > the
> > > > background in this family picture from
> Pimmit
> > > > Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of
> 1965
> > > or
> > > > 1966. That thing looks huge!
> > >
> > >
> > > Fran, That's a 1960 Rambler Station Wagon...a
> > > Cross Country, I believe. The angle makes it
> > look
> > > a little longer than it is.
> >
> > Imagine teaching your kids to drive in that!!!
> >
> >
> https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/big-blue-196
>
> > 0-rambler-six-cross-country-super/
>
>
> Thanks Sleepy and gbw. I would like to try and
> parallel park that thing. Probably didnt have
> power steering.


It truly looks like a boat.

Btw, GREAT pictures posted. Made my day.
Easter pictures. A tradition.
The hojo shot is incredible! Great to see. Thx much.
/cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 09, 2019 05:23PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> gbw Wrote:
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> > Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > -----
> > > Fran Conia Wrote:
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> >
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > Question, what kind of station wagon is in
> > the
> > > > background in this family picture from
> Pimmit
> > > > Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of
> 1965
> > > or
> > > > 1966. That thing looks huge!
> > >
> > >
> > > Fran, That's a 1960 Rambler Station Wagon...a
> > > Cross Country, I believe. The angle makes it
> > look
> > > a little longer than it is.
> >
> > Imagine teaching your kids to drive in that!!!
> >
> >
> https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/big-blue-196
>
> > 0-rambler-six-cross-country-super/
>
>
> Thanks Sleepy and gbw. I would like to try and
> parallel park that thing. Probably didnt have
> power steering.


Fran, Piece of cake...my 1968 Chevrolet wagon was 18 feet long vs the "small' 15.75 of the Rambler. :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: June 09, 2019 05:27PM

Wonderbutiwonder Wrote:
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> > > > Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > >
> > > > -----
> > > > > Question, what kind of station wagon is
> in
> > > the
> > > > > background in this family picture from
> > Pimmit
> > > > > Hills? It was reportedly taken Easter of
> > 1965
> > > > or
> > > > > 1966. That thing looks huge!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Fran, That's a 1960 Rambler Station
> Wagon...a
> > > > Cross Country, I believe. The angle makes
> it
> > > look
> > > > a little longer than it is.
> > >
> > > Imagine teaching your kids to drive in
> that!!!
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/big-blue-196
>
> >
> > > 0-rambler-six-cross-country-super/
> >
> >
> > Thanks Sleepy and gbw. I would like to try and
> > parallel park that thing. Probably didnt have
> > power steering.
>
>
> It truly looks like a boat.
>
> Btw, GREAT pictures posted. Made my day.
> Easter pictures. A tradition.
> The hojo shot is incredible! Great to see. Thx
> much.
> /cic

Ya, that Easter picture. I can just hear it now "Come over here so we can get a picture. Go out in the grass there. Hold your sisters hand and don't let her fall or she'll get her outfit dirty. Be careful of your shoes".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sam Mann ()
Date: June 09, 2019 05:51PM

There was a HoJO's on North Washington Street in Alexandria, now a Wendy's. I was at the restaurant when some fool decided to rob the place. He didn't do his homework, right as he announced the robbery the motorcade with President Reagan was going by. Must have been twenty cops swarming the guy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through.... ()
Date: June 09, 2019 05:57PM

Sam Mann Wrote:
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> There was a HoJO's on North Washington Street in
> Alexandria, now a Wendy's. I was at the
> restaurant when some fool decided to rob the
> place. He didn't do his homework, right as he
> announced the robbery the motorcade with President
> Reagan was going by. Must have been twenty cops
> swarming the guy.

That is HILARIOUS!!! Did his lawyer subpoena Reagan?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 09, 2019 08:45PM

I lifted these photos of the old Ho Jo on RT 1 in Alexandria very near the Wilson Bridge.

I'm sure this has been posted before.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Carl Spackler ()
Date: June 09, 2019 10:50PM

Is that the Belle Haven Country Club behind HoJo's ?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: HoJo at Lee and Kirkwood ()
Date: June 10, 2019 05:02AM

Trying very hard to get the orientation of that HoJo...

I'm thinking that because of the orientation of the track, that HoJo is located where that Pawn Shop/Kabob Restaurant is now, and, to the right center of the picture, that is Kirkwod coming down from Ballston/Va Square.

And so, this vantage point is just to the left of the railroad bridge (current 66) that goes over Lee Highway, which goes under and continues to Cherrydale to the right side of the picture.

For some reason I guess Lee Highway is obscured?

But, where are all those houses to the right of HoJO? the ones that come out perpendicular to Kirkwood?

And to the left of HoJo would be Lyon Village apartments...

Both of which look to have been built pre-1950.

I'm judging by the bike, etc, that this is at least late 1950's...

Little help?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Onetwothree ()
Date: June 10, 2019 09:37AM

Hojos: Rt. 1 N. Just at beltway on the south side. Still there. Different name. No pool.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Into the pool ()
Date: June 10, 2019 11:22AM

There is a pool at the Hampton
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Pic Of The Rt HOJOS ()
Date: June 10, 2019 11:35AM

If Its got a VW in the pic we don't care if its been posted before were here only for the rememberences of those smelly little cars without heat or AC

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 10, 2019 01:18PM

Another family photo from Pimmit hills. Looks like a Maverick on the right so I guess it must be from the 70s. I think 70 was the first year for the Ford Maverick.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 10, 2019 01:28PM

This is supposed to be Peoples drug in Vienna Virginia, no date available.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 10, 2019 01:34PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> I lifted these photos of the old Ho Jo on RT 1 in
> Alexandria very near the Wilson Bridge.
>
> I'm sure this has been posted before.

Then and now.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 10, 2019 01:39PM

Into the pool Wrote:
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> There is a pool at the Hampton


At one point the pool was enclosed in glass.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 10, 2019 01:46PM

Speaking of Howard Johnsons here is a crime scene photo of the Watergate investigation. It shows the HoJo's across the street where the Watergate burglars stayed in room 723. This might have been posted earlier.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: G. Gordon Liddy ()
Date: June 10, 2019 04:19PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Speaking of Howard Johnsons here is a crime scene
> photo of the Watergate investigation. It shows the
> HoJo's across the street where the Watergate
> burglars stayed in room 723. This might have been
> posted earlier.

It became a Marriott, then was sold to GW University for student housing. They only kept it a few years and now it is (or shortly going to be) luxury rental apartments.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 10, 2019 04:47PM

Route 1 Hybla valley, date unknown. Probably 70s ?????
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 10, 2019 05:08PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 1 Hybla valley, date unknown. Probably 70s
> ?????


This is a fantastic photo. Anyone notice the old AB&W bus stop sign?

McDonald's hit the 5 Billion served in 1969

1969 - 1970 ?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through..... ()
Date: June 10, 2019 07:05PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This is supposed to be Peoples drug in Vienna
> Virginia, no date available.

Vienna? That is an awfully tall building with the water tower on the roof in the right side of the photograph to be in Vienna. Given the timeframe of the photo Vienna would have still be a rather rural little town.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: billions and billions sold ()
Date: June 10, 2019 07:20PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 1 Hybla valley, date unknown. Probably 70s
> ?????


According to my research, they hit "5 billion sold" in 1968.

Couldn't find a subsequent milestone.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: June 10, 2019 08:18PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Route 1 Hybla valley, date unknown. Probably
> 70s
> > ?????
>
>
> This is a fantastic photo. Anyone notice the old
> AB&W bus stop sign?
>
> McDonald's hit the 5 Billion served in 1969
>
> 1969 - 1970 ?

AB&W served Washington and nearby Virginia until the WMATA takeover (1968).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andreas In The McDs Background ()
Date: June 10, 2019 09:33PM

That was when the place was in its heyday with pizza and pasta and "Shiskebab" LOL they did a good business back then

DAJAX then a pimply faced pizza eating teen . One pimple on my face constituted a 'pimple face horror day " 2 were a absolute disaster ! LOL

Who owned the joint ? How the hell would I know ?? I was a pimply faced teen !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 5 burgers ()
Date: June 11, 2019 12:14PM

Is Five Guys now in the old Andreas building there?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: June 11, 2019 04:20PM

I am at the library in Shrilington right now. What a change. LOL.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AnthonyCumia ()
Date: June 11, 2019 05:52PM

just passing through..... Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is supposed to be Peoples drug in Vienna
> > Virginia, no date available.
>
> Vienna? That is an awfully tall building with the
> water tower on the roof in the right side of the
> photograph to be in Vienna. Given the timeframe of
> the photo Vienna would have still be a rather
> rural little town.

Looks a lot like Arlington to me.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: June 11, 2019 06:32PM

AnthonyCumia Wrote:
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> just passing through..... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Fran Conia Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > This is supposed to be Peoples drug in Vienna
> > > Virginia, no date available.
> >
> > Vienna? That is an awfully tall building with
> the
> > water tower on the roof in the right side of
> the
> > photograph to be in Vienna. Given the timeframe
> of
> > the photo Vienna would have still be a rather
> > rural little town.
>
> Looks a lot like Arlington to me.

That is definitely not the Vienna Peoples. Our Peoples was in the middle of a shopping center and is today a CVS.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 11, 2019 08:51PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Another shot from the Fairfax library yearbook
> archives. Annandale HS 1964. I spent some time in
> Annandale in my youth but have no memory of this
> place.

Back from my trip to El Paso with Mr. Blanche and family.

That looks like the shopping center in Annandale where Fantastic Fritzbe's Flying Food Factory was and Silverado is now located.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Inker ()
Date: June 11, 2019 11:26PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Another shot from the Fairfax library yearbook
> > archives. Annandale HS 1964. I spent some time
> in
> > Annandale in my youth but have no memory of
> this
> > place.
>
> Back from my trip to El Paso with Mr. Blanche and
> family.
>
> That looks like the shopping center in Annandale
> where Fantastic Fritzbe's Flying Food Factory was
> and Silverado is now located.

+1 Thought the same ...but I used to go to Sport & Hobby & High's Ice Cream around time of that pic & as mentioned in another post , I don't recall that place either...Bradshaw Shoes at that time used to be where what later became Fritzbees...Deavers Appliance was on the other side of the 90 deg in corner of shopping center during early '60's...Top's Drive In that later became Gino's was on other side of Deavers ...Address in pic shows it being across from cannon / 3 Chefs on (old) Safeway side of Columbia Pike according to Google Maps...???

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 12, 2019 04:02PM

I had it show up near the Harris Teeter/Barcroft Shopping Center when I looked it up -- that is in Falls Church...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It's been a while ()
Date: June 12, 2019 07:37PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Another shot from the Fairfax library yearbook
> > archives. Annandale HS 1964. I spent some time
> in
> > Annandale in my youth but have no memory of
> this
> > place.
>
> Back from my trip to El Paso with Mr. Blanche and
> family.
>
> That looks like the shopping center in Annandale
> where Fantastic Fritzbe's Flying Food Factory was
> and Silverado is now located.


El Paso? How is the Sun City these days? Heck, they may not even use that phrase anymore.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: V ()
Date: June 12, 2019 08:22PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 1 Hybla valley, date unknown. Probably 70s
> ?????

That McDonald's sign is pretty awesome.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 12, 2019 08:49PM

One more Pimmit Hills family picture that is supposedly from 1977. Who can identify these old cars? I think I see a Dodge Demon.
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Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 12, 2019 09:17PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> One more Pimmit Hills family picture that is
> supposedly from 1977. Who can identify these old
> cars? I think I see a Dodge Demon.


I think I see a 1974 AMC Matador, a 1970 Chrysler 300, a mid 1960's Ford Pick up truck.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 12, 2019 09:17PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Another shot from the Fairfax library yearbook
> > archives. Annandale HS 1964. I spent some time
> in
> > Annandale in my youth but have no memory of
> this
> > place.
>
> Back from my trip to El Paso with Mr. Blanche and
> family.
>
> That looks like the shopping center in Annandale
> where Fantastic Fritzbe's Flying Food Factory was
> and Silverado is now located.


You are correct Blanche....old Annandale Sports and Hobby for reference...same soffit type molding and they were at 9629/9627.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 13, 2019 07:37AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > One more Pimmit Hills family picture that is
> > supposedly from 1977. Who can identify these
> old
> > cars? I think I see a Dodge Demon.
>
>
> I think I see a 1974 AMC Matador, a 1970 Chrysler
> 300, a mid 1960's Ford Pick up truck.


That car on the right of the photo looks like it could be a Plymouth Barracuda, and on the far end it looks like a Black Trans Am

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 13, 2019 10:46AM

It's been a while Wrote:
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> blanche Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Another shot from the Fairfax library
> yearbook
> > > archives. Annandale HS 1964. I spent some
> time
> > in
> > > Annandale in my youth but have no memory of
> > this
> > > place.
> >
> > Back from my trip to El Paso with Mr. Blanche
> and
> > family.
> >
> > That looks like the shopping center in
> Annandale
> > where Fantastic Fritzbe's Flying Food Factory
> was
> > and Silverado is now located.
>
>
> El Paso? How is the Sun City these days? Heck,
> they may not even use that phrase anymore.

Sun City was a lot of fun and despite being on the border has a high rating as a low-crime area (at least on our side of things). Sorry to be so late in replying - I'm having a difficult time adjusting to EDT.

Fun vibe near UTEP with lots of fun breweries and clubs. The Scenic Drive is beautiful at night. But it was very hot most days but had a lot of rain the day we left.

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Posted by: falls church raised ()
Date: June 13, 2019 11:44AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Barcroft
> Shopping Center when I looked it up -- that is in
> Falls Church...


That place that sells finished timber?

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Posted by: route one kid ()
Date: June 14, 2019 04:51AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 1 Hybla valley, date unknown. Probably 70s
> ?????

That is a great picture. I just sent it to some of the guys I grew up with. Thanks for finding that!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 14, 2019 05:18PM

Early 70s family photo Falls Church.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW spotter ()
Date: June 15, 2019 05:57AM

I see 2 VW's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: best of opofcle ()
Date: June 15, 2019 09:08AM

This pic is from about 10 pages back in this thread but I really love it. Is it okay that I post it again?

Just look at that man! He is happy yet he has no cell phone, not even a flip phone! I think people were happier back then.
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Posted by: Bert the Turtle ()
Date: June 15, 2019 10:01AM

best of opofcle Wrote:
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> This pic is from about 10 pages back in this
> thread but I really love it. Is it okay that I
> post it again?
>
> Just look at that man! He is happy yet he has no
> cell phone, not even a flip phone! I think people
> were happier back then.

Probably got a couple 6 packs of Miller High Life, and he is going to spend his weekend working on the bomb shelter he is building in the basement of his home.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wayback willie ()
Date: June 16, 2019 10:30AM

Way back!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 16, 2019 10:49AM

Our friend was the cashier for many years at the Buckingham, now a Post Office.

Byrd Cinema turned into a porno palace for the soldiers at Fort Myer.

Arlington is now the Drafthouse and State a live performance venue.

Good Times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 16, 2019 02:13PM

Image from the Lindsay automotive group. Alexandria Va they say it's from 1968.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: pmtjj ()
Date: June 17, 2019 08:05AM

pmtjj

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