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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 02, 2020 10:34PM

Still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse Now brave souls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ek9wx ()
Date: October 03, 2020 08:12AM

damien Wrote:
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> Still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse
> Now brave souls.


Why don't you man up and realize you are not wanted on this thread. Surely you can find something else to do. You are a pest.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A Casual Observer ()
Date: October 03, 2020 02:47PM

I see the toilet is still overflowing

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 03, 2020 05:55PM

What are you wearing "A Casual Observer ()". Still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse Now brave souls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: J. Spampinato says: ()
Date: October 03, 2020 06:06PM

Hey, let’s all be cool and enjoy the rest of this wild weekend.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Amen ()
Date: October 03, 2020 08:49PM

J. Spampinato says: Wrote:
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> Hey, let’s all be cool and enjoy the rest of
> this wild weekend.


Amen

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Leave Damien Alone ()
Date: October 03, 2020 09:18PM

He's new and just getting used to the abuse here, he has put up some nice old pics how about you putting some up

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Voodoo One ()
Date: October 03, 2020 09:29PM

Leave Damien Alone Wrote:
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> He's new and just getting used to the abuse here,
> he has put up some nice old pics how about you
> putting some up


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A Casual Observer ()
Date: October 03, 2020 11:37PM

A Casual Observer Wrote:
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> I see the toilet is still overflowing
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: F. MacMurray ()
Date: October 04, 2020 06:18AM

Hi Damien. Welcome to our show.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 10:42AM

Well . . well . . .well, "Kick Me Hard", someone in this forum or the website owner is attempting to be clever and funny. Imagine that?

How refreshing. But it won't last, you can count on it. Cheers and Amen.

Oh by the way, that clever popup, better watch out for what you ask for dude.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2020 10:43AM by damien.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 11:10AM

Sorry dude, but you got it all wrong. This is my actual toilet. Cheers and Amen.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 01:44PM

Hello F. MacMurray () , didn't anyone tell you, that a mind is a terrible thing to waste? Public service announcement for you from yours truly.

As always, still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse Now brave souls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David Roth ()
Date: October 04, 2020 02:12PM

Folks, don’t run with the Devil... woooo!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Beacon Hill Rt 1 Old Airport ()
Date: October 04, 2020 02:17PM

Dixie Pig across the road probably about 1960's no cars seen to date pic, what's your guess Damien of the time period it was taken. Top pic is here somewhere in this thread of the mall bottom may be too.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Penn Daw Fire Not Seen ()
Date: October 04, 2020 02:24PM

It was built as a volunteer station in the mid 60's behind the Dixie Pig to the right , looks like a smaller water tower is up on the hill by the airport . That's one of the highest points along the Potomac going down river to the bay a bit higher then Westmoreland Cliffs and also to Richmond straight down Rt 1 The cemetery is behind the airport Groveton Elm is to the bottom left

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Penn Daw Fire ()
Date: October 04, 2020 02:28PM

Was down the Rt 1 hill back then its pictured here somewhere , its still there on Rt 1 as a carpet place with I think three front garage like doors with rounded tops where the fire truck and ambulance were housed

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Anonymous User - ()
Date: October 04, 2020 02:57PM

damien Wrote:
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> Well . . well . . .well, "Kick Me Hard", someone
> in this forum or the website owner is attempting
> to be clever and funny. Imagine that?
>
> How refreshing. But it won't last, you can count
> on it. Cheers and Amen.
>
> Oh by the way, that clever popup, better watch out
> for what you ask for dude.

Saga of bad plumbing, but we are working on a solution.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 03:14PM

Well, all I can say is, your are plumb dumb.

As always, still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse Now brave souls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 03:42PM

Ok, another phony post by another phony id created by the web site owner. How redundant and useless and tedious can any person with any integrity have. Obviously none.

As always, still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse Now brave souls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 04:39PM

Wish I could contribute "BRO", but I have no idea, since I lived in the Fair Oaks Mall area of Fairfax, in the early 1960's, before the mall ever existed. Hope you can verify via another wonderful Fairfax Underground user. Not the owner of this website, he really does not give a "Rat's Ass". Cheers and Amen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OSS ()
Date: October 04, 2020 04:44PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 04:53PM

Oh man, I did not know I had so much power. Thank you OSS () for that wonderful tribute.

As always, still no action, just talk, pathetic. Report Abuse Now brave souls.

Cheers and Amen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 06:10PM

Oh well, since I can not be banned by the owner of this website (gutless).
I will proceed with another old picture (really) from Fairfax County for your viewing pleasure.
Now, I know all the crass morons here will have a field day with this including the website owner.
I'm the ever optimistic person who wishes, that kind of reaction, will not occur. Don't hold your breath.

"Dickie House, Great Falls of the Potomac, Va., in Which Every President of the United States Dined."
Circa 1907 - 1914, a postcard with a 1 cent stamp. (Where is 50 Cent when you need him?) - I don't need him.
How many Presidents consumed food there? Who knows, but if true, George Washington was one, and other up to the late 1800's.
Tried doing some internet research, to find any data to confirm this post, but unfortunately, no luck. But the University of Maryland has this info on it's website.
Maybe the house was flooded out and destroyed by flash flooding along the Great Falls river area, along the Potomac, huge flood stages over the last 100 years.

Cheers and Amen.

https://digital.lib.umd.edu/image?pid=umd:56902&skin=ntl
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 04, 2020 06:50PM

I would like to see this thread get back on track. Here are more photos of The Dickie House.

The last photo shows the ruins of the house.

I have more interesting old pictures yet to be posted. Maybe this will help.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hang In There Damien ()
Date: October 04, 2020 06:59PM

Keep putting up those old pics ,that's what we come to see

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: T. Principato ()
Date: October 05, 2020 01:35PM

damien Wrote:
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> Ok, another phony post by another phony id created
> by the web site owner. How redundant and useless
> and tedious can any person with any integrity
> have. Obviously none.
>
> As always, still no action, just talk, pathetic.
> Report Abuse Now brave souls.

Hi Damien- Reach across the mattress and say hi to Cary for us.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: R. Buchanan Says: ()
Date: October 05, 2020 02:08PM

OMG! they are gay and faggot for each other. Funny because it’s true.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 05, 2020 05:59PM

Well, R. Buchanan Says (), did you not hang yourself in a Fairfax County Jail cell?

Wow, you have risen from the dead? Let's name this forum, not the circus, but the freak show.

BTW, I always try to stay as "Gay as the Day is Young". I marvel at the venom here in this open and "non secure" website. More data to follow for you Cary. Yep.

Cheers and Amen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: October 05, 2020 07:00PM

Well T. Principato (), I don't think you can or ever could play an instrument, not even the piano or the kazoo. Keep on bragging about your underground.com hacking skills. Images from a PC temp folder, how impressive. The wheels of government move slowly, but you are now a target. Trust me!

Cheers and Amen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: To Damien ()
Date: October 05, 2020 07:04PM

damien Wrote:
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> Well, R. Buchanan Says (), did you not hang
> yourself in a Fairfax County Jail cell?
>
> Wow, you have risen from the dead? Let's name
> this forum, not the circus, but the freak show.
>
> BTW, I always try to stay as "Gay as the Day is
> Young". I marvel at the venom here in this open
> and "non secure" website. More data to follow for
> you Cary. Yep.
>
> Cheers and Amen.


Damien,

I am not sure what you want from this thread. Your moods swings from conversational, and you post a photo or 2. The next day you are confrontational and abusive to others, including Cary.

What do you want? This is a great thread and there is much to learn about this area.

Please be a constructive member of thread and enjoy what others are offering.

As someone mentioned to you earlier, there are many other threads to exercise your thoughts if you need to in a more flamboyant manner.

Best Regards

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: October 05, 2020 10:54PM

Penn Daw Fire Not Seen Wrote:
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> It was built as a volunteer station in the mid
> 60's behind the Dixie Pig to the right , looks
> like a smaller water tower is up on the hill by
> the airport . That's one of the highest points
> along the Potomac going down river to the bay a
> bit higher then Westmoreland Cliffs and also to
> Richmond straight down Rt 1 The cemetery is behind
> the airport Groveton Elm is to the bottom left

The old Penn Daw fire station is now A & A Rentals and is considered historic. The link below takes you to a detailed aerial photo of the corridor, with a detail of the fire station at top right.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/sites/transportation/files/Assets/Documents/PDF/BRT/Richmond-Hwy-Roll-Displays-Sheet-4-PIM3.pdf

This is part of a much bigger series of aerial photos of a nine mile section of Route 1, from Huntington to Ft. Belvoir. Lots of other ingo there, too. Very cool!
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt/materials

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 06, 2020 12:29PM

Not quite Fairfax and this may have been posted before.

Arlington County ca. 1920 pictures. https://arlhistorical.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=b050c1251f384513b6a00eee1950d730

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nova ph ()
Date: October 08, 2020 02:43PM

Hecht's, Tysons corner, 1971
Grange meeting, Fairfax, 1940
Nabisco delivery truck, Fairfax, 1942
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: October 08, 2020 11:16PM

Nova ph Wrote:
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> Hecht's, Tysons corner, 1971
> Grange meeting, Fairfax, 1940
> Nabisco delivery truck, Fairfax, 1942


The names of a lot of familiar sponsors are on the wall of the Grange Hall, including Snyders Hardware, Shreve Oil, State Theater, and Merrifield Gardens...in 1940!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bozogeezer ()
Date: October 10, 2020 10:52PM

The Nabisco is at Fairfax Market on Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington DC

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Destroyed by liberalism ()
Date: October 10, 2020 11:07PM

Nova ph Wrote:
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> Hecht's, Tysons corner, 1971
> Grange meeting, Fairfax, 1940
> Nabisco delivery truck, Fairfax, 1942


It's hard to believe this place used to be full of hard working, successful people who helped one another and all got along. Then liberalism spread and destruction followed

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Are Those ()
Date: October 10, 2020 11:52PM

Nice looking people the racists , the Democrats who run FCPS say were horrible racists on the FCPS school board who named the schools Jeb Stuart RE Lee and Mosby Woods in honor of brave Virginians, people who came from different areas of the USA , people who fought in WW2 and WW1 to defend and save this country so FCPS idiots can run it into the ground even though no one was concerned about the schools names until just a couple years ago when BLM started up

The people in the old picture look like honorable real Americans to me and millions of others , none of them unconstitutional stepped on a African Americans neck , and only one on the Fairfax school board was even from Virginia !

There's a real sickness going around in America that's worse then Covid 19 and will kill far more people in the hundreds of millions in time , its called the liberal Democrat pandering weakness and when it hits its peak there will be no need for any old pictures of Fairfax County forever as the Red Chinese are not interested in them one bit

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GerryK ()
Date: October 11, 2020 02:29PM

Where are these vehicles? Love to check them out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 15, 2020 11:47AM

I came across some old post cards from places around Fairfax County that I will be posting soon.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 15, 2020 05:14PM

A couple pics from Chantilly Virginia.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 15, 2020 07:06PM

Out at the intersection of RT 29 and West Ox Road when there was the Super 29 Drive In
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: October 15, 2020 07:15PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Out at the intersection of RT 29 and West Ox Road
> when there was the Super 29 Drive In


A look back at when people appreciated our history and the lives our ancestors lived. Nobody today would even go to see something like that. They would feel icky and dirty for supporting the strong people that settled this great country.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 17, 2020 08:44AM

GBW Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
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> > Out at the intersection of RT 29 and West Ox
> Road
> > when there was the Super 29 Drive In
>
>
> A look back at when people appreciated our history
> and the lives our ancestors lived. Nobody today
> would even go to see something like that. They
> would feel icky and dirty for supporting the
> strong people that settled this great country.

This photo has been posted before, but it seems to be a good to re-post it at this time.

Many great times were had at Super 29

Beer, girls, and old iron on 4 wheels
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Factchecker ()
Date: October 19, 2020 05:25PM

You suck at this. The photo is from Vancouver, BC.

DJAX. Wrote:
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> To make up for that last lame post I will post
> this from 1977 @ Tysons Corner shopping center!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A-nonny-mouse ()
Date: October 19, 2020 05:39PM

Liar. Posted in two FB groups the day before you posted it here.

Providence Wrote:
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> I found this picture in the Virginia record
> magazine a few years ago. It is the Annandale
> Shakey's restaurant.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: cb2 ()
Date: October 19, 2020 09:34PM

Annandale Road at Rte. 50

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: October 19, 2020 10:28PM

Old Iron, what can you tell me about this picture, Camp American University? Belvoir, VA? What water is that - the Potomac? “Belvoir, VA” is, I guess, what we now call Fort Belvoir. So, I guess we’re talking about the potomac at that point? American University is so far from there - not even in VA. I’m so confused.

What do you think those folks are doing? I’m guessing they’re unloading from the boat at the end of the pier. I wonder if it is a ferry, just carrying cargo from one side of the river to the other? It looks like one pier is in ruins.

What is the year do you guess?

Can someone educate me please?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 19, 2020 11:21PM

This is what little I could piece together caucasian. I am sure others can supply better data.

Belvoir was the name of a plantation of the Fairfax family located just down river from Mount Vernon where Fort Belvoir is today. The U.S. Army established Camp Humphries on the land during WW1. At the time it was built Camp Humphreys had no rail connection to DC, so much of the traffic in and out would have come by river. Piers into the Potomac River would therefore make sense.

The Camp American University connection is harder. During WW1 the U.S. Army took over the American University campus in DC and constructed Camp American University where they set up their chemical weapons operation. You probably remember maybe 20 years ago when they were digging up a bunch of those chemical weapons in some fashionable DC neighborhood.

Now here's my guess. In May of 1918 the U.S. Army began running a gas warfare training program at Camp Humphreys. This program was probably being run by the Chemical Warfare troops from Camp American University. What you may be seeing is a picture of the pier being used by troops from CAU when they were conducting their gas warfare programs at Camp Humphreys.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Woodlawn ()
Date: October 20, 2020 07:38AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 20, 2020 09:45AM

Bill N. has good info on Camp AMU and the Belvoir area that over the years would become Fort Belvoir.

Thought that post card might spark some interest.

Thank you

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 20, 2020 10:52AM

I can't place where Lee's Diner was. Photo looks to be from the 1940's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Western Fairfax ()
Date: October 20, 2020 02:08PM

Isn't that what is now called the 29 Diner? It is at the intersection of Rt 123 and Fairfax Blvd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 20, 2020 02:20PM

Western Fairfax Wrote:
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> Isn't that what is now called the 29 Diner? It is
> at the intersection of Rt 123 and Fairfax Blvd.


Yes

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fact Check On The Spot ()
Date: October 20, 2020 04:00PM

Plenty of racist Democrat politics were dIscussed at the diner, the N word being as common as a cigarette and a cup of coffee. Nothing has really changed with the most racist political party in US history except common use of that word which has been replaced by smiles and lies.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wrinkled Restonian ()
Date: October 20, 2020 04:48PM

Reston Black arts festival , Labor day 1974.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Western Fairfax ()
Date: October 20, 2020 05:12PM

wrinkled Restonian Wrote:
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> Reston Black arts festival , Labor day 1974.


That's something I have never heard of. Looks like it might have been a rendition of Hair the musical. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax County Courthouse 1900 ()
Date: October 20, 2020 05:31PM

Leave Damien Alone Wrote:
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> He's new and just getting used to the abuse here,
> he has put up some nice old pics how about you
> putting some up

Go lick Damien’s asshole
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 20, 2020 07:07PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> I can't place where Lee's Diner was. Photo looks
> to be from the 1940's.


So Old Iron, the sign says ABC Lic, Do you think that meant just beer, or was there a time in the 1940s when Virginia allowed liquor sales by the drink?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 20, 2020 07:10PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
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> > I can't place where Lee's Diner was. Photo
> looks
> > to be from the 1940's.
>
>
> So Old Iron, the sign says ABC Lic, Do you think
> that meant just beer, or was there a time in the
> 1940s when Virginia allowed liquor sales by the
> drink?

Bill, I believe it was just beer. By the drink I think happened in the mid 60's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 20, 2020 07:47PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I can't place where Lee's Diner was. Photo
> looks
> > to be from the 1940's.
>
>
> So Old Iron, the sign says ABC Lic, Do you think
> that meant just beer, or was there a time in the
> 1940s when Virginia allowed liquor sales by the
> drink?


If you wanted something stronger than beer it was go to the ABC Store, or your buddy had a fruit jar in the trunk of his car.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax 1 2 ()
Date: October 20, 2020 08:22PM

this is some history.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BYOB Was The Virginia Law ()
Date: October 20, 2020 09:39PM

Places that had ABC licenses served ice and mixers you brought your own bottle. Some clubs and places had cabinets where customers could lock up their bottle. In the early 70's or late 60's that changed to ABC licensed restaurants being able to serve mixed drinks but they could not serve more then one drink at a time to you and if moved from table to table the waitress or waiter had to move your drink.

Stores selling beer and wine could not advertise with signs outside and still can not like they do in advertisement sales prices of booze and beer festooned on liquor stores in Maryland nor can places in Virginia say they are just a Bar, as all places that sell alcohol on premises must serve a quantity of food in proportion to the amount of booze or beer sold. Additional all boozes comes from state distribution stores with the grand daddy of all liquor stores in Virginia being the states main liquor warehouse off I95 in Richmond by the "Diamond"

All in all Virginias ABC rules and sales are much better them Maryland's where political corruption often rules in obtaining licenses and only two stores in a county can sell beer and wine , while all liquor with beer and wine must be sold in liquor stores. In Virginia The state gets a cut of ever sale with state ABC stores and that's all right with me as beer can be sold anywhere . Im not in favor of privatizing state ABC stores either. Also some counties in the southern areas of Virginia were dry and some counties years ago old only sold 3.2 beer by law as did Northern Virginia Comm College and a a much smaller George Mason U which both had fabulous beer party's with the loud rock music to the enjoyment of many who holed up the GMU Rathskeller and rock band cafeterias turned into concert centers with the foamy 3.2 suds in days of old. Your old pal DAJAX Correct me if I'm wrong as its been a long time now .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bar Or Tavern ()
Date: October 20, 2020 09:57PM

Bars are places to drink and that's it such as in Maryland NYC and other big cities , they may have some drinkers food which is what greasy food is called such as fried chicken wings, burgers, fries nachos chili and other tasty easy to make cheap treats but most real drinking bars have nothing but maybe a gum and candy machine . Taverns have drinks and food as well with many specials and may have rooms available for a overnight stay much like cozy British Irish and Scottish pubs as they all did in days far gone by. DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: October 20, 2020 11:11PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Bill N. has good info on Camp AMU and the Belvoir
> area that over the years would become Fort
> Belvoir.
>
> Thought that post card might spark some interest.
>
> Thank you

The 1925 USGS quad map for this area shows a short pier sticking out into the Potomac from the tip of the "Camp Humphries" peninsula. I'm guessing that's what is shown in the old photo.

I'd cut and paste an image of it if I were at at my desktop.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Willowsford Denizen ()
Date: October 23, 2020 01:07PM

damien Wrote:
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> Well T. Principato (), I don't think you can or
> ever could play an instrument, not even the piano
> or the kazoo. Keep on bragging about your
> underground.com hacking skills. Images from a PC
> temp folder, how impressive. The wheels of
> government move slowly, but you are now a target.
> Trust me!
>
> Cheers and Amen.

Damien is Brown Onion.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Grumpy Munchkin ()
Date: October 23, 2020 01:45PM

Totally checks out for Damien = Brown Onion

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: October 24, 2020 10:47AM

Emmett Grogan Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bill N. has good info on Camp AMU and the
> Belvoir
> > area that over the years would become Fort
> > Belvoir.
> >
> > Thought that post card might spark some
> interest.
> >
> > Thank you
>
> The 1925 USGS quad map for this area shows a short
> pier sticking out into the Potomac from the tip of
> the "Camp Humphries" peninsula. I'm guessing
> that's what is shown in the old photo.
>
> I'd cut and paste an image of it if I were at at
> my desktop.


Interesting info Emmett. Did the map show whether the rail line to the Camp had been completed yet?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 24, 2020 11:04AM

Just some old family photo of Reston avenue. Remember when we had inspection stickers that were only good for 6 months? And I think that county sticker is 1970..something. Can't quite make it out, 1977 maybe?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 24, 2020 12:54PM

Here is another old picture of the Courthouse that may have been posted before.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 24, 2020 01:01PM

Fairfax Circle was a little different back then.

Before the days of Arthur Treacher's - The Mecca for fried fish lovers.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Was That An Access Road ()
Date: October 24, 2020 01:14PM

Or a lane on Rt 50 , probably near where Fairfax Harley Davison is today . Access roads and three lane roads were a Virginia trademark that were dangerous and contributed to many wrecks. Access roads are still in use in some parts of Virginia and can be seen in the Virginia Beach area.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 24, 2020 02:51PM

Beck's Frozen Custard at 901 North Washington Street Alexandria Virginia. I am guessing 1960's? That truck looks like a Ford, shout out to Old Iron what kind of vehicle is that?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ford Ranchero? ()
Date: October 24, 2020 03:37PM

I believe that's a Ranchero. The tail lights are similar or same as a Falcon of the same era. Early 60's for sure.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 24, 2020 05:43PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Beck's Frozen Custard at 901 North Washington
> Street Alexandria Virginia. I am guessing 1960's?
> That truck looks like a Ford, shout out to Old
> Iron what kind of vehicle is that?


Looks to be a Ford Ranchero 1960 thru 1963 built on a Falcon chassis.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 24, 2020 05:49PM

Then we have this little gem that is more my speed.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 24, 2020 08:30PM

When was the last time you saw one of these?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: October 24, 2020 08:47PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Emmett Grogan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Old Iron Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Bill N. has good info on Camp AMU and the
> > Belvoir
> > > area that over the years would become Fort
> > > Belvoir.
> > >
> > > Thought that post card might spark some
> > interest.
> > >
> > > Thank you
> >
> > The 1925 USGS quad map for this area shows a
> short
> > pier sticking out into the Potomac from the tip
> of
> > the "Camp Humphries" peninsula. I'm guessing
> > that's what is shown in the old photo.
> >
> > I'd cut and paste an image of it if I were at
> at
> > my desktop.
>
>
> Interesting info Emmett. Did the map show whether
> the rail line to the Camp had been completed yet?


I can't remember if the rail line went to the pier or not. I'll see if I can find an image of it. If so, I'll post it here.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dogbert25 ()
Date: October 24, 2020 08:51PM

That's a Ford Econoline. There was also the Chevy Van at the time:

Cause like a princess she was laying there
Moonlight dancing off her hair
She woke up and took me by the hand
She's gonna love me in my Chevy van and that's all right with me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEIToOWr64

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: emmett grogan ()
Date: October 25, 2020 02:43PM

Here is a screen shot from the 1925 USGS map for the Fort Belvoir area (on the Indian Head quad map.) The location of pier is shown with an arrow. The 1918 map does not show the pier, but it is shown by 1923. By 1939 the pier was gone.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: emmett grogan ()
Date: October 25, 2020 02:50PM

Regarding the above USGS quad map of Fort Belvoir, notice that the very tip of the peninsula is marked "Humphrey's Nat For." This is the abbreviation for HUMPHREYS NATIONAL FOREST.

From Wikipedia:
Humphreys National Forest was established in Virginia by the U.S. Forest Service on April 10, 1925 with 3,184 acres (12.89 km2) from part of the Humphreys Military Reservation, now Fort Belvoir. On April 11, 1928 the executive order for its creation was rescinded and the forest was abolished.

Who the hell ever knew about this obscure little corner of Fairfax History??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Western Fairfax ()
Date: October 25, 2020 03:31PM

emmett grogan Wrote:
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> Regarding the above USGS quad map of Fort Belvoir,
> notice that the very tip of the peninsula is
> marked "Humphrey's Nat For." This is the
> abbreviation for HUMPHREYS NATIONAL FOREST.
>
> From Wikipedia:
> Humphreys National Forest was established in
> Virginia by the U.S. Forest Service on April 10,
> 1925 with 3,184 acres (12.89 km2) from part of the
> Humphreys Military Reservation, now Fort Belvoir.
> On April 11, 1928 the executive order for its
> creation was rescinded and the forest was
> abolished.
>
> Who the hell ever knew about this obscure little
> corner of Fairfax History??


I did. Ha! My Father was military. His good friend was in charge of building the Engineer Museum at Belvior. It has since been closed and moved out to Fort Leonardwood I think.

If you want to talk about obscure...check this shit out. https://www.google.com/maps/search/coast+guard+base+/@38.7519881,-77.1259713,258m/data=!3m1!1e3 Tell me what the hell that is???

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Former Fx Co Resident ()
Date: October 25, 2020 10:32PM

Western Fairfax,

I guy I worked with 20+ years ago told me that is a facility used by the Federal Marshals for the Witness Protection Program. He was stationed on the USCG side of the property while he was on active duty in the 80's/90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Some Other Transient ()
Date: October 26, 2020 07:42AM

emmett grogan Wrote:
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> Regarding the above USGS quad map of Fort Belvoir,
> notice that the very tip of the peninsula is
> marked "Humphrey's Nat For." This is the
> abbreviation for HUMPHREYS NATIONAL FOREST.
>
> From Wikipedia:
> Humphreys National Forest was established in
> Virginia by the U.S. Forest Service on April 10,
> 1925 with 3,184 acres (12.89 km2) from part of the
> Humphreys Military Reservation, now Fort Belvoir.
> On April 11, 1928 the executive order for its
> creation was rescinded and the forest was
> abolished.
>
> Who the hell ever knew about this obscure little
> corner of Fairfax History??


I did. I was stationed permanent party at Belvoir for a several years. I usually did two to three TDY stints elsewhere in the world each year, and returned to Belvoir for about three months of downtime. Typically spent life-gaurding the indoor or officer pools and teaching marksmanship at Quantico and AP Hill. Got to learn quite a bit of history about the place. Best duty station ever for me, although I rarely ever spent more than a few months there out of any given year.

Belvoir had a pretty nice skeet range not far from where that pier was located.
The engineers had a put-in for their watercraft and patrol boats in that area as well when Belvoir hosted the US Army Engineering School.

It's grown and evolved significantly over the past four decades.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Frankie Five Angels ()
Date: October 26, 2020 04:16PM

Former Fx Co Resident Wrote:
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> Western Fairfax,
>
> I guy I worked with 20+ years ago told me that is
> a facility used by the Federal Marshals for the
> Witness Protection Program. He was stationed on
> the USCG side of the property while he was on
> active duty in the 80's/90's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dogbert25 ()
Date: October 26, 2020 05:39PM

I heard different, but I can't recall what I was told. At one time there was a Wullenwebber "Elephant Cage" antenna installed there, to listen in on Soviet radio transmissions. This may have had something to do with that, But maybe not. You can see evidence of another one near NSA Fort Meade:

https://goo.gl/maps/MDPzhMbQG9snLFzH6

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