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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: September 27, 2019 02:36PM

commuter Wrote:
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> Did they build a dirt
> hill in order to get their crane high enough to
> reach the upper floors? Couldn't they have just
> used a taller crane? Confused....


A bigger crane is more expensive, both to rent and to transport.

The one in the picture is already a wide load. Anything larger might require an extra lane.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: crew leader ()
Date: September 27, 2019 04:44PM

DLawson Wrote:
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> commuter Wrote:
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> > Did they build a dirt
> > hill in order to get their crane high enough to
> > reach the upper floors? Couldn't they have just
> > used a taller crane? Confused....
>
>
> A bigger crane is more expensive, both to rent and
> to transport.
>
> The one in the picture is already a wide load.
> Anything larger might require an extra lane.


That machine in the picture is not a crane, not by a longshot. It is a articulating boom lift. There is a huge difference. Cranes will likely come into play later in the deconstruction process and in the building of the new structure. Great pics!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 27, 2019 05:16PM

Who remembers camp 30? I think it was at West Ox and 29-211. There was a riot and mass escape there in 1964.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 28, 2019 06:26AM

A little love for old Annandale Virginia.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 28, 2019 07:03AM

Looks like the Mighty Midget in Leesburg.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: September 28, 2019 09:28PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Looks like the Mighty Midget in Leesburg.

I read somewhere that making these little diners (like Mighty Midget in Leesburg) was a post - WW-II effort to use up scrap B-29 bomber fuselages. Sounds reasonable to me!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hot digity dog ()
Date: September 28, 2019 11:06PM

Emmett Grogan Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Looks like the Mighty Midget in Leesburg.
>
> I read somewhere that making these little diners
> (like Mighty Midget in Leesburg) was a post -
> WW-II effort to use up scrap B-29 bomber
> fuselages. Sounds reasonable to me!

That's interesting. It would be more fun to use an entire B29 and convert it to a restaurant!!! Remember Victoria's Station and eating in old train cars?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Working 8 Hours Frying Burgers ()
Date: September 29, 2019 12:19AM

In a Mighty Midget Kitchen with no ac in summer gives new meaning to sweatshop and pimply faced teen burger flipper

DAJAX yes that's where Camp 30 was about across from Costco near the county garage is today , it was not there way back the dump was not there either till the later 70's it was off Popes Head Rd near the Fairfax County Parkway . There was a kindly young road gang guard nicknamed "Boss Man" who carried a old double barrel 30 inch Parker 12 gauge loaded with skeet shot who let the cons find beers and smokes in the roadside weeds left by GFs and women as long as they did not bring them back cept the smokes to the joint and finished them off on a hot day . The shotgun was to shoot snakes and such not the cons BTW in the days the state only provided a small badge . But did they know that LOL If they ran they would be found and they knew that too with 5 more on their time for escape possible and ol DAJAX used to shoot some trap targets right by where the drive in was back in the woods way back

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BTW ()
Date: September 29, 2019 12:20AM

Im 27 LOL

DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: No I ain't ()
Date: September 29, 2019 12:39AM

BTW Wrote:
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> Im 27 LOL
>
> DAJAX


Im not a day over 25 although some of those gimmicky algorithms peg me in my 50's based on my vocabulary and writing style!

DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 29, 2019 07:37AM

Falls Church 50s
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: September 29, 2019 07:53AM

Andy -- Does the ABA's Shopping Guide have a map on the back?

Wonder where the Fire Department's Turkey Shoot was held.

I could go for some homemade ice cream from the Annandale Grill...

Thanks for posting this blast from the past.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: September 29, 2019 09:49AM

Here you go Blanche....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 29, 2019 10:36AM

I ran into a old high school friend this week and we got to talking about Fritzbees back in the day. We used to go in there and have about 6 or 7 beers then order the "Bartenders sandwich". I don't even remember what kind of sandwich it was but it would sober me right up. Anyone remember that?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: September 29, 2019 10:59AM

FF..Really loved the Bartender's Sandwich...we still make it at home...Crispy Chx Breast, Swiss, Canadian Bacon, Bearnaise Sauce, on a firm 6 inch Roll.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: September 29, 2019 11:14AM

Sleepy, Many thanks for the map. Look at all that undeveloped land.

"Annandale, a City with a Future..."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: In Annandale ()
Date: September 29, 2019 01:37PM

Was the Mason Hirst the Va state senator who owned a lot of land off Rolling Road across from Kings Park

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Never Had One Since ()
Date: September 29, 2019 01:40PM

Yards or half yards of beer too easy to bust the glass which was expensive and hard to wash

It was Fantastic Fritzbies Flying Food factory a lot of fun times back then there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 29, 2019 01:48PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> FF..Really loved the Bartender's Sandwich...we
> still make it at home...Crispy Chx Breast, Swiss,
> Canadian Bacon, Bearnaise Sauce, on a firm 6 inch
> Roll.

Thats it! I am going to try and make some of those maybe use popeyes chicken strips. Thx.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yard Of Beer ()
Date: September 29, 2019 01:59PM

The only pics of Fritzbies' are listed on FXU with Google , arn't some people in for an unpleasant surprise LOL

DAJAX

Face book GAR Fritzbies

https://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanRestaurants/posts/fantastic-fritzbes-flying-food-factory-it-all-started-here-we-want-to-see-your-o/10152207684552931/
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: How Many Pics Have Been Swiped ()
Date: September 29, 2019 02:04PM

From here ? I see lots or did they swipe them from here LOL DAJAX

https://mysocialmate.co/tag/oldschoolffx

Jeb Stuart HS

Oak Hill area in Annandale between Braddock and 236

"Eat" the roadside place to eat on Rt 7 heading to Reston on the north side of the road
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lake Braddock Hostage Day 1982 ()
Date: September 29, 2019 02:20PM

James Stevens was the young 18 yr old hostage taker lured out with ice cream and pizza after many hours no one was hurt but he did fire a shot inside the school into the ceiling.

New info on this he gave a interview in 2018 and there's a You Tube video of him telling what was in his head. He has changed physical quite a bit he was slimmer and had longish styled light brown hair then . He now is trying to make others see what he did is not the answer to their troubles he was sentenced to 4 years in prison . I wish him well.

DAJAX

https://www.insideedition.com/gunman-1982-virginia-hostage-siege-now-hoping-end-school-shootings-43580

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

The video continues with another almost school shooter telling people about his feelings, thank god he did not go thru with it.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: September 29, 2019 03:26PM

Yard Of Beer Wrote:
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> The only pics of Fritzbies' are listed on FXU with
> Google , arn't some people in for an unpleasant
> surprise LOL
>
> DAJAX
>
> Face book GAR Fritzbies
>
> https://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanRestaurants
> /posts/fantastic-fritzbes-flying-food-factory-it-a
> ll-started-here-we-want-to-see-your-o/101522076845
> 52931/


There was a bar off Rt 7 in Tysons Corner that had 1/2 and full yards. Might have been Mr. Smiths? The thing that sucked was the waitress would stand by the table while you drank it to make sure your drunk ass did not break it!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: September 30, 2019 08:56AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Here you go Blanche....

Interesting. That map labels Backlick "Springfield Road."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Jim ()
Date: September 30, 2019 04:46PM

This is the Peoples Barbershop in Manassas. As late as the early 1990s they still refused to cut hair for colored people. The black barbershop was a couple doors down.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: springfield kid ()
Date: October 01, 2019 08:19PM

In Annandale Wrote:
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> Was the Mason Hirst the Va state senator who owned
> a lot of land off Rolling Road across from Kings
> Park

Yes and he owned a KP house too but he rented it out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lynn Conia ()
Date: October 03, 2019 08:01AM

Courtesy of eBay.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 03, 2019 03:22PM

Beacon hill shopping center route 1 lower Alexandria.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: KEN ()
Date: October 03, 2019 04:14PM

I was a short order breakfst cook at that Holiday Inn mid 70's. There was a Cuban refugee that washed dishes there named Jose. He was from a wealthy family in Cuba before the Communista and Castro destroyed his life. He lived in the motel one block north under the cliff. We could not communicate and I could not help but feel sorry for the old man.. I dont know how some of the waitresses lived counting the tips at the end of their shift. I was in high school and it was all a party for me. I saw some strange things there at 5 am when i got to work. There were 3 brothers that worked there from Hybla valley that were legendary.. I dated the woman of my dreams that was a waitress there before she left for college at Auburn U.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 04, 2019 12:17PM

NW corner of Tyson's corner date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 04, 2019 12:35PM

Fairfax near Lee highway and University drive.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 04, 2019 06:35PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Fairfax near Lee highway and University drive.


Great photo of Fairfax in the early 1960's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 05, 2019 07:19AM

Mike Brady was nice enough to share these shots of Fairfax. Looks like 1980s to me.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 06, 2019 11:50AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Mike Brady was nice enough to share these shots of
> Fairfax. Looks like 1980s to me.


Looks like Penguin Feather was a used car lot when that pic was taken.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 07, 2019 04:33PM

The original Manassas Airport. Today it's Manaport shopping center.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 09, 2019 03:27PM

Another yearbook picture. Annandale High school 1961.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kum4y ()
Date: October 11, 2019 01:03PM

Kim4y

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 12, 2019 06:14AM

Evans Farm inn.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 12, 2019 06:18AM

Flip side.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 12, 2019 10:25AM

Awesome Fairfax Fred! Thanks! That's where I was engaged to my Wife...the same night Dave Butz sang her Happy Birthday.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 12, 2019 10:36AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Awesome Fairfax Fred! Thanks! That's where I was
> engaged to my Wife...the same night Dave Butz sang
> her Happy Birthday.


Evans Farm was a cool place I think I went to three or four wedding receptions there including my sisters wedding.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 12, 2019 10:49AM

Yes FF...The pub downstairs was our favorite....piano bar...great food. Sadly missed

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Giving the Age ()
Date: October 12, 2019 11:49AM

Of That menu at Sitting Duck Pub it was sky high back then Hell at Vienna Inn a Cold 10oz mug of beer in a glass with a thumb rest was only 37 cents and a hot dog a quarter

Of course the place was packed with overpaid smug liberal elite pipe smoking State Dept types with leather patches on the elbows who pushed America into the Vietnam War with shitty Democrat policies and the same smug liberal elite Democrat holdovers from Obama are trying to do the same today in Turkey and Syria except their pipes today are packed with weed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 12, 2019 04:43PM

I don't remember this place but I am told is was on route 1 somewhere. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 12, 2019 05:13PM

Breezeway was a modular and so is the Wolf Trap motel. 1972.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old woman ()
Date: October 13, 2019 10:15AM

story book land after it had been closed for a couple years.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Before / After ()
Date: October 13, 2019 10:24AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: joe B. ()
Date: October 13, 2019 02:38PM

Where exactly was Story Book Land? I remember the venue but not the location.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old woman ()
Date: October 13, 2019 03:54PM

joe B. Wrote:
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> Where exactly was Story Book Land? I remember the
> venue but not the location.

Route 1 south just over the PWC line. There were a number of small mom and pop attractions down that way that started shutting down after Kings Dominion opened up in the mid 70s.

https://www.loc.gov/item/2017708943/
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 18, 2019 09:08AM

1512 Belle View Boulevard Alexandria Virginia. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Was That The Same Brenners ()
Date: October 18, 2019 01:02PM

In a different location that used to provide the original 5 Guys on Rt 7 with their hamburger rolls

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/2001/12/31/for-brenners-the-end-of-an-era/e5f42d23-814d-4171-beca-c9c1ff89188d/

From The "6th Guy" about 5 Guys early days and Brenners providing the rolls

"Mr Know It All Of Nova DAJAX" aka "Cool Disco Dan" LOL

BTW That does look like Belle View years ago but is it the Arlington store

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The 6th Guy Story Link ()
Date: October 18, 2019 01:06PM

http://sixthguy.blogspot.com/2009/12/little-five-guys-history-original-five.html

Got carried away LOL DAJAX

Interesting early history of a NOVA burger joint that made it

Now see if you can do the same with Arthur Treacher's and Jack in the Box here!

We need them cause their cheap greasy and good eating and you pot smokes need them after the munchies hit not me !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: W. Irving ()
Date: October 19, 2019 09:23AM

Washington Irving Junior High School, 1967

"Sketchbook" (yearbook)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 19, 2019 10:34AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 19, 2019 10:53AM

9306 Richmond Highway
Pohick Inn Restaurant
Image courtesy of the Virginia Room FCPL
Exact date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Is That Bozzellis Bros Deli ()
Date: October 19, 2019 12:40PM

In later years after Pohick Restaurant . Bozellis was a popular lunch place to get subs on Rt 1. It had the deli kitchen to the left and a dining room to the right crowded inside the deli area as it was small. I don't remember the steps to the far left though

DAJAX Bozellis is now on Alban road in the little strip center by the big pet resort

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 19, 2019 01:57PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 9306 Richmond Highway
> Pohick Inn Restaurant
> Image courtesy of the Virginia Room FCPL
> Exact date unknown.


Is that station wagon a Ford? Or a AMC Rambler maybe?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 19, 2019 02:11PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > 9306 Richmond Highway
> > Pohick Inn Restaurant
> > Image courtesy of the Virginia Room FCPL
> > Exact date unknown.
>
>
> Is that station wagon a Ford? Or a AMC Rambler
> maybe?

Looks to be a 1962 or 1963 Ford Fairlane Station Wagon

Photo taken about 1969?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: October 21, 2019 05:04PM

W. Irving Wrote:
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> Washington Irving Junior High School, 1967
>
> "Sketchbook" (yearbook)


Pretty much the same layout it had through the early '80s. What I didn't know when I was there 1974-76 is that the section at the east end, closing the courtyard, wasn't original. historicaerials.com doesn't show it in 1964.

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