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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kotter ()
Date: May 16, 2021 06:38AM

Old Car Guy Wrote:
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> Sweat Hogs Wrote:
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> > I n high school I was stuck wearing low budget
> > "Arnold Horshacks"
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> Up your nose with a rubber hose!


Signed,

Eptein's Mother

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Stef ()
Date: May 16, 2021 08:45AM

Oakton kid from the 80's Wrote:
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> Class of 71 Wrote:
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> > I remember it being a old house with a front
> porch
> > that had been hit several times. The house had
> > black shingles used siding. Back when West Ox
> Road
> > was 2 lanes.
> >
> > Thanks for a fantastic photo.
>
>
> There was a stone house on Waples Mill Rd.; down
> in the lowlands, before the split to Oakton Road.
> That thing was literally inches from the road. It
> had a cement front porch and you could see where
> cars hit it/brushed up against it and chipped off
> some cement.

Waples Mill house used to get flooded every few years by the stream. Final resident cut and split firewood all Summer into Fall and had that entire front porch stacked from floor to ceiling with several cords. Think the house was finally demolished in mid to late 1980s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Agkistrodon piscivorus ()
Date: May 16, 2021 08:59AM

Black Snake Moan Wrote:

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> Correct. Water moccasins(cottonmouth) most
> northern habitat in Virginia is the southern
> shoreline of the James River.

How do water moccasins with cotton mouth know not to swim across the river?

Is there something magical about the north bank of the James that keeps them from crossing the river?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A Woke ()
Date: May 16, 2021 09:23AM

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> They got woke and co-mingled, decided to runoff.

The remaining dry pond beds and former wetlands were developed into poorly built overpriced exceptionally narrow five story townhomes. The moldy sheet rock came from China. Most of the owners remain underwater on their mortgages.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The "Historic Thread" Is Here ()
Date: May 28, 2021 01:05AM

Old Pictures of Fairfax County ,Love em!

Lets see some

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Bump ()
Date: May 28, 2021 08:29PM

70s period correct counter-spam bump.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Denim Duster ()
Date: May 28, 2021 08:34PM

Those jeans come from Up Against the Wall at Tysons?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Coming to a river near you ()
Date: May 28, 2021 08:50PM

Agkistrodon piscivorus Wrote:
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> How do water moccasins with cotton mouth know not
> to swim across the river?
>
> Is there something magical about the north bank of
> the James that keeps them from crossing the river?

I don't know, but they are saying the range will likely expand northward: https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/not-the-snakes-sierra-club-report-says-cottonmouths-might-be-on-the-move-north/article_7bc07e2a-5d1c-5c1d-b703-5b593f02d82c.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: critterz ()
Date: May 28, 2021 09:07PM

We got brown recluse spiders in our workshop. They aren’t supposed to be in Northern Virginia, either.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Black Snake Moans ()
Date: May 28, 2021 10:52PM

I wish I was doing that front bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 29, 2021 08:55AM

Rosslyn Virginia early 70s probably. Note the WV&M bus that was taken over by WMATA (metro) in 1973. The AB&W bus line was taken over by metro at that time as well.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 29, 2021 09:07AM

The Kamp Washington intersection in downtown Fairfax Virginia, believed to be from the early 1950's. Looks like the camera is looking south / west down 29-211 towards Centerville but I am not sure.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 29, 2021 09:18AM

14th street bridge. Not sure if if the chopper is heading into DC or into Virginia. April 1973.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: May 29, 2021 09:20AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 14th street bridge. Not sure if if the chopper is
> heading into DC or into Virginia. April 1973.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: May 29, 2021 02:56PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > 14th street bridge. Not sure if if the chopper
> is
> > heading into DC or into Virginia. April 1973.

Flying into Virginia. See the Pentagon to the far right, and the Masonic Temple in the far foreground.

Remember January 13, 1982 ?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Helo Heading To Va ()
Date: May 29, 2021 03:38PM

Twin Bridges Marriot on left shore Pentagon Lagoon to the right in the left distance the George Washington Masonic Temple on the skyline

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 9 Years Later In 1982 ()
Date: May 29, 2021 03:41PM

The left side of the 14 st bridge by the pilots shoulder was the spot where Air Florida hit the bridge the river bank was where Lenny Sutnick rescued the lady

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: May 29, 2021 03:58PM

This has been posted before. It gives a look at the same area about 1935
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Three Bridges Left Today ()
Date: May 29, 2021 06:27PM

The Key Bridge then the Memorial Bridge to the top and the railroad bridge to the very bottom, that traffic cloverleaf must be one of the nations first back in 1935

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: May 30, 2021 09:46AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> The Kamp Washington intersection in downtown
> Fairfax Virginia, believed to be from the early
> 1950's. Looks like the camera is looking south /
> west down 29-211 towards Centerville but I am not
> sure.


This has been posted several times, but still a great photo. Same intersection in the 1970s

Anyone remember Goldies Ice Cream Stand?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: June 06, 2021 10:05AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yupper ()
Date: June 06, 2021 06:42PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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I LOVE IT!

Thx for the pic ff.

Cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: June 06, 2021 11:04PM

Three Bridges Left Today Wrote:
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> The Key Bridge then the Memorial Bridge to the top
> and the railroad bridge to the very bottom, that
> traffic cloverleaf must be one of the nations
> first back in 1935

The boundary channel looks much wider than today, or is that just the camera perspective?

There are a couple of areas of Arlington in the picture. I am guessing the stuff far west of the Memorial Bridge is...Ballston? And the stuff about half-way down is Arlington Village maybe?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2021 12:57AM by Spacy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: June 07, 2021 08:42AM

Yupper Wrote:
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> I LOVE IT!
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> Thx for the pic ff.

Agreed. The car service is a nice marketing addition, especially given the reliability of some cars on road trips.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Goldies Ice Cream ()
Date: June 07, 2021 11:57AM

In the flimsy shack were makers of the best greasy cheeseburger subs long before 5 Guys came on the screen down the street , next to a old decrepit putt putt golf or was that along 50 by Mels I mean Bobs Diner

Two hand patted burgers and American cheese lettuce tomato mayo and onions if you wanted them on a grilled sub roll . That was Goldies cheeseburger sub back in the early 70's about 1.50 today it would be 10.50 if you can find one as good

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 07, 2021 04:32PM

Wish I could find some better photos of Goldie's. Old beat up picnic tables, and 4x8 sheets of plywood painted yellow with Snoopy and Charlie Brown characters on them ringing the parking lot.

Behind Goldie's were woods, and that is where the Bunnyman lived.

Remember buying 10 cent paper kites at Robertson's 5 & 10 between Drug Fair and Super Giant.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 08, 2021 04:49PM

Rob Perez was nice enough to share this family picture of Bob's big boy at the Leesburg pike plaza Falls Church Va.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 09, 2021 06:56PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Rob Perez was nice enough to share this family
> picture of Bob's big boy at the Leesburg pike
> plaza Falls Church Va.


Was this the dreaded "Washington's Birthday Storm" of 1979?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 12, 2021 12:24PM

Route 29 and 7 Falls Church date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 12, 2021 12:39PM

This is reportedly Falls Church Virginia. Anybody know for sure? Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 12, 2021 12:57PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is reportedly Falls Church Virginia. Anybody
> know for sure? Date unknown.


I can't place the radio tower, but the photo looks to be early 1980's.

See the Drugfair logo in the middle of the strip mall, and the Chrysler Cordoba or Dodge Mirada

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH. ()
Date: June 12, 2021 10:42PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is reportedly Falls Church Virginia. Anybody
> know for sure? Date unknown.

Hillwood Ave at Annandale Rd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Falls Church Freddy ()
Date: June 13, 2021 06:52AM

DH. Wrote:
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> Anybody
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> Hillwood Ave at Annandale Rd.

Yes, S&W was a A&P grocery store in the 60's. My family did there grocery shopping there. Now. it's a Aldi.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Georges Augsburger ()
Date: June 16, 2021 07:27AM

Great photos

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 16, 2021 08:23AM

Pine Springs apartments Falls Church Va. April 1973 tornado pic.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 16, 2021 08:30AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: June 16, 2021 08:45AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Pine Springs apartments Falls Church Va. April
> 1973 tornado pic.

I love the cars. It's like big brother and kid brother.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bump. ()
Date: June 26, 2021 06:52AM

Bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thebest ()
Date: June 26, 2021 07:13AM

^AR, best picture ever!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 26, 2021 08:54AM

rt 50 @ Annandale rd. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 26, 2021 09:14AM

3 chefs in woodbridge, date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 26, 2021 11:36AM

I will venture a guess on the dates of the photos - The Annandale Road area photo was taken in 1966

The RT.1 photo was taken around 1977

Great photos

Thanks!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: June 26, 2021 12:00PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> I will venture a guess on the dates of the photos
> - The Annandale Road area photo was taken in 1966
>
> The RT.1 photo was taken around 1977
>
> Great photos
>
> Thanks!

I see it as the Annandale Rd one could be as early as late 1965 based on the 1966 Chevy Impala.

The Rt1 photo could be as early as late 1971 as that generation of Ford Rachero was made between 1972 and 1979, but got bumperettes beginning in 1976.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: That's Me ()
Date: June 26, 2021 02:44PM

In my 65 mustang before 1973! 71 to 73 on rt 50

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 26, 2021 03:20PM

Is that someone's dog in the back of the Ranchero?

Look at the gas prices!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: June 26, 2021 04:10PM

Old Car Guy Wrote:
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> The Rt1 photo could be as early as late 1971 as
> that generation of Ford Rachero was made between
> 1972 and 1979, but got bumperettes beginning in
> 1976.

Given the gas prices it would fall somewhere between ca. late 1973 and ca. 1979. Before the Arab oil embargo regular gas at over .40 would have been high. That was back in the days when you could get a free glass with a fill up.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: June 26, 2021 09:05PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Is that someone's dog in the back of the
> Ranchero?
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> Look at the gas prices!!

I was thinking the same thing. !!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Look at the gas prices indeed! ()
Date: June 26, 2021 10:35PM

Just since Joe got in they have inflated sky high, bring Trump please get this clown crew out of there as they make everything worse in America that took 4 years to bring back after Obamas social engineering failure, at least he was a nice guy , Joes a pseudo tough guy and a real jerk.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 27, 2021 11:55AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Is that someone's dog in the back of the
> Ranchero?
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> Look at the gas prices!!

Going fishing I bet.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ron! ()
Date: June 27, 2021 02:45PM

I went to college with (one of?) Ron Popeil's daughter at Univ Colorado at Boulder. Loved the Quaaludes. Real shame.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: T4KKC ()
Date: July 02, 2021 07:34AM

Ron! Wrote:
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> I went to college with (one of?) Ron Popeil's
> daughter at Univ Colorado at Boulder. Loved the
> Quaaludes. Real shame.

My neighbor's cousin went to high school with your mom; such a shame, your mom loved the cock. She did the entire football team for three semesters. They all got genital warts and syphilis. She did the soccer team on a train ride to the regional finals. There's no telling who your real father is.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 02, 2021 08:46AM

Hoping everyone has a safe 4th of July as we celebrate the beginning of this wonderful nation.

God Bless,

Old Iron
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 02, 2021 04:38PM

1962, a Falls Church driver has a little incident with a W&OD train. At fist I thought this car was a VW but it looks like something else. Maybe Old Iron can identify it.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 02, 2021 04:47PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 0959DGee ()
Date: July 02, 2021 05:47PM

Andy Ratlips - can you post a picture of the bottom half of that page with the Pickett Shopping Center article? I took piano lessons from Mrs. Cook in Fairfax when I was growing up in the late 70s. Thanks

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: t9pku ()
Date: July 02, 2021 10:00PM

0959DGee Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips - can you post a picture of the
> bottom half of that page with the Pickett Shopping
> Center article? I took piano lessons from Mrs.
> Cook in Fairfax when I was growing up in the late
> 70s. Thanks


Just save it off and crop it yourself

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 03, 2021 06:09AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 1962, a Falls Church driver has a little incident
> with a W&OD train. At fist I thought this car was
> a VW but it looks like something else. Maybe Old
> Iron can identify it.

It is a VW Bug built in the 1950s. Notice the Wolfsburg Emblem on the front, and tiny rear window?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 03, 2021 09:00AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > 1962, a Falls Church driver has a little
> incident
> > with a W&OD train. At fist I thought this car
> was
> > a VW but it looks like something else. Maybe
> Old
> > Iron can identify it.
>
> It is a VW Bug built in the 1950s. Notice the
> Wolfsburg Emblem on the front, and tiny rear
> window?


Thanks Iron.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 03, 2021 09:06AM

W&OD line in Falls Church. 1967 and today.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: July 04, 2021 03:28PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 1962, a Falls Church driver has a little incident
> with a W&OD train. At fist I thought this car was
> a VW but it looks like something else. Maybe Old
> Iron can identify it.

I think that's a Washington National Airport parking sticker, but I'll need a bigger picture to be sure.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 05, 2021 05:05PM

Bradlee shopping center Alexandria va. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Happy4th ()
Date: July 05, 2021 06:54PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bumptard ()
Date: July 06, 2021 11:10AM

bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Only Intelligent Post ()
Date: July 06, 2021 12:05PM

Left on this dismal site is bump its left to the spammers to die

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 07, 2021 04:54PM

General Braddocks leftover cannon 1910 and today. I think this is in lower Alexandria.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Loren ()
Date: July 07, 2021 05:57PM

My wife and I were moving from one apartment to another in Falls Church that day. The tornado came right up our street.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 07, 2021 06:00PM

The cannon is at the intersection of W.Braddock Road and Russell Road. The cannon was abandoned by General Braddock in 1755 in Alexandria, so there is no need to remove it for being racist.

The cobble stones were removed from Alexandria streets and were used to construct the base.

I wonder how many times this has been hit by speeding drunk drivers?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: July 08, 2021 10:08AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> The cannon is at the intersection of W.Braddock
> Road and Russell Road. The cannon was abandoned by
> General Braddock in 1755 in Alexandria, so there
> is no need to remove it for being racist.
>
> The cobble stones were removed from Alexandria
> streets and were used to construct the base.
>
> I wonder how many times this has been hit by
> speeding drunk drivers?

The cannon wasn't always aimed to the west. It used to be aimed to the east. I have no idea when that change was made.

There's a plaque on the ground nearby. It's on the corner with the Seventh Day Adventist church. It was put there in 2015, on the 100th anniversary of the Braddock cannon's dedication.

https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/historic/info/attic/2009/Attic20090205BraddockCannon.pdf

Braddock Cannon
Alexandria Times, February 5, 2009

Image: 1917 photo fo the Braddock Cannon Monument located at the intersection of Braddock and Russell roads. Photo, Library of
Congress.

In 1755, British Major General Edward Braddock assembled his troops in Alexandria in preparation to defend the western frontier against the French and their Native American allies. Joining him was his aide-de-camp, George Washington, who was familiar with the region having fought there the year before. When Braddock and his expedition departed, they left behind a number of cannons in Alexandria. Braddock was later killed during the Battle of the Monongahela.

More than 150 years later, the Colonial Dames of America worked to convert some of the cannons into monuments that marked the route Braddock had taken. On May 26, 1915, they dedicated the monument situated where Braddock and Russell roads intersect today. They unveiled the monument, hidden behind a Virginia flag and a British flag, and presented it to Mayor Thomas A. Fisher. The mayor acknowledged the work of the women saying, “the woman behind the man behind the gun made success possible, or, on the other hand, soothed the pangs of defeat.”

The cannon, seen in this photograph taken around 1917, was mounted atop of a base of cobblestones collected from Alexandria’s streets and cemented together. Marble tablets on two sides record the significance of the cannon and the route that Braddock’s army took on its way out of Alexandria. Another Braddock cannon was converted into a drinking fountain and is located in the 100 block of North Royal Street.

http://www.rosemontcitizensassoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Keefer-Braddock-Cannon-c.-1916.jpg

Source: https://rosemontcitizensassoc.org/braddock-cannon-centenary/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 10, 2021 09:29AM

Columbia view apartments in the 7 corners area 1966 and today. Looks like they have not changed much. 1966 photo courtesy of William Moore.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AC ()
Date: July 10, 2021 10:50AM

(Apologies if this is the wrong thread.) Does anyone know what used to be where present-day Braxton Wood Ct. is located, near Pan Am Shopping Center in today's Covington townhouse development? As a kid, I remember seeing an abandoned (?) farmhouse and buildings behind the townhouses and it seemed 'other worldly' then. Completely random, remembered these recently and curious who owned them and if there were any photos. I haven't found anything online or a confirmed address. Thanks all.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old man fairfax ()
Date: July 10, 2021 11:35AM

AC Wrote:
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> (Apologies if this is the wrong thread.) Does
> anyone know what used to be where present-day
> Braxton Wood Ct. is located, near Pan Am Shopping
> Center in today's Covington townhouse development?
> As a kid, I remember seeing an abandoned (?)
> farmhouse and buildings behind the townhouses and
> it seemed 'other worldly' then. Completely random,
> remembered these recently and curious who owned
> them and if there were any photos. I haven't found
> anything online or a confirmed address. Thanks
> all.

ARMISTEAD T. THOMPSON was the man who established that farm shortly after the civil war.JOHN COMPTON TOBIN bought it at a later date.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AC ()
Date: July 10, 2021 03:51PM

Thanks! Do you know if that's the house in the green square on the photo? A 1960s map of Fairfax and has the property lot "22," maybe "9029" street address. That's where I remember seeing it in the late 70s/early 80s. Just curious.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Furman spotter ()
Date: July 10, 2021 05:02PM

old man fairfax Wrote:
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> AC Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > (Apologies if this is the wrong thread.) Does
> > anyone know what used to be where present-day
> > Braxton Wood Ct. is located, near Pan Am
> Shopping
> > Center in today's Covington townhouse
> development?
> > As a kid, I remember seeing an abandoned (?)
> > farmhouse and buildings behind the townhouses
> and
> > it seemed 'other worldly' then. Completely
> random,
> > remembered these recently and curious who owned
> > them and if there were any photos. I haven't
> found
> > anything online or a confirmed address. Thanks
> > all.
>
> ARMISTEAD T. THOMPSON was the man who established
> that farm shortly after the civil war.JOHN COMPTON
> TOBIN bought it at a later date.


"Thompson, Armistead, T., d. Nov 23, 1864, 27 years, In Memory of, Son of Lawson T. & Fannie A. Thompson, A member of Co. G.S. Regt. VA Vols, Who died at Pt. Lookout MD, a prisoner of war Nov 23, 1864, After an imprisonment of 17 months, Aged 27 years"

This guy died in a yankee prison according to his gravestone in the cemetery there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: July 10, 2021 10:40PM

AC Wrote:
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> Thanks! Do you know if that's the house in the
> green square on the photo? A 1960s map of Fairfax
> and has the property lot "22," maybe "9029" street
> address. That's where I remember seeing it in the
> late 70s/early 80s. Just curious.


I believe that entire plat of land between Rt 50/Lee Hwy where the townhouses and Pan Am shopping center are today was owned by the Covington family into the late 70s - I knew one of the grandkids(?) in the 80s that lived in Mantua.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bigass Quads ()
Date: July 10, 2021 11:40PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> The cannon is at the intersection of W.Braddock
> Road and Russell Road. The cannon was abandoned by
> General Braddock in 1755 in Alexandria, so there
> is no need to remove it for being racist.
>
> The cobble stones were removed from Alexandria
> streets and were used to construct the base.
>
> I wonder how many times this has been hit by
> speeding drunk drivers?


I grew up in that neighborhood, glad that it's still there. I was afraid it might have offended some little douchebag and been removed. I rode my 10 speed up that hill every day, and sometimes Walter Reed hill as well, got some big ass quads and calves from doing that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 11, 2021 10:25AM

Pimmit Hills. Falls Church Va.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JEU6C ()
Date: July 11, 2021 08:35PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 1962, a Falls Church driver has a little incident
> with a W&OD train. At fist I thought this car was
> a VW but it looks like something else. Maybe Old
> Iron can identify it.


Locomotive looks like an ALCO S-2.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: do it! ()
Date: July 16, 2021 04:49PM

Do the bump!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ................................ ()
Date: July 19, 2021 09:16AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sorry You Hit The End Of The Pic ()
Date: July 19, 2021 12:28PM

No more pics on FXU no more room or money , cant charge for ads as too many copyright items are here , cant post funny or stupid memes bashing Democrats as they need it bad right now the way life in the USA is going without Trump as President and a sniffing smiling clown in his place whose endless welfare pat on the back and racial pandering for a vote has set everyone back

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ya Only If ()
Date: July 19, 2021 12:31PM

That sniffing clown put the American people first as his sworn oath demands , not illegals who now flood over our southern border for a vote but its a Democrat core value to screw the American people first to take care of foreign nationals

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Guinness Record Recorder ()
Date: July 19, 2021 12:37PM

Wow a real world wide record is now being set in the USA , fastest decline of any nation in the written history of man. All by "A Clown Named JOE And His Democrats" sounds like the name of a really bad band playing at a sketchy circus in only 6 months time flat

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Re:NO MORE PICS HERE SO ITS BASHING DEMOCRATS TIME
Posted by: Righteous End Of Thread ()
Date: July 19, 2021 12:39PM

Ya time to let the truth be known ! So the thread is now renamed

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Re: Re:NO MORE PICS HERE SO ITS BASHING DEMOCRATS TIME
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 20, 2021 06:25PM

We went through the photo thing a couple of years ago, and Cary should have it fixed soon.

What concerns me is the total infestation of the drug spam. Pages and pages of wasted space.

Thoughts?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Cary ? You know about 7-1-21 ()
Date: July 20, 2021 06:53PM

That day when weed became legal in Va and now the briar pipes in full melt down mode 24 /7

Let's give it a try CARY ! CARY ! CARY ! Fix The pics man CARY CARY CARY!

Can you see what I'm saying Iron Man

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Stoned Cary ()
Date: July 20, 2021 07:13PM

Far out man. This legalized weed is some really good shit. Toke on bros!

Signed,

Jeff Spicoli

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: YUCKW ()
Date: July 21, 2021 10:03PM

Getting back to old pics of FFX County....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SO ... Sorry.....About The Pics ()
Date: July 22, 2021 12:22AM

That pipe is blazing

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Libtards Are Mad As Hornets ! ()
Date: July 22, 2021 12:24AM

They can't post more any gay porn on FXU !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pubic Safety Message ()
Date: July 22, 2021 12:29AM

Due to the fact no pictures of gay porn can now be posted on FXU, all janitors or building superintendents should check to make sure the doors to the roofs of your tall buildings are securely locked

San Francisco taxi drivers beware of those asking for one way rides to the Golden Gate Bridge

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Deana ()
Date: July 22, 2021 07:01AM

Is that Dulles airport in the Chevelle ad?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: July 22, 2021 08:47AM

Deana Wrote:
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> Is that Dulles airport in the Chevelle ad?


Yep. And for extra nostalgia, those entrances are labeled "Trans World" and "Pan American."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ChantillyNative ()
Date: July 22, 2021 09:00AM

DLawson Wrote:
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> Deana Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Is that Dulles airport in the Chevelle ad?
>
>
> Yep. And for extra nostalgia, those entrances are
> labeled "Trans World" and "Pan American."

And, when there were only a few international flight routes out of Dulles.
Adjacent Dulles Marriot used a British double decker bus as their shuttle.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mr. Know it All ()
Date: July 22, 2021 01:37PM

I think Cary fixed the photo issue

See if you can see this:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 24, 2021 12:49PM

Seminary towers pool and parking area. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 24, 2021 03:34PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Seminary towers pool and parking area. Date
> unknown.

Great old photo. I will venture a guess of summer of 1965

Nice 1962 Chevy Impala, 1963 & 1964 Ford Galaxies and a Ford Mustang

White odd year plates on the cars.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: do the bump ()
Date: July 24, 2021 09:01PM

do the bump!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Da Bump ()
Date: July 24, 2021 10:34PM

do the bump Wrote:
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> do the bump!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: That Pool Filled With ()
Date: July 25, 2021 12:22AM

Swinging sixties govt sexretaries on weekends

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: So all the pics ()
Date: July 25, 2021 12:27AM

That would not show now all bloom

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