Bells Pond Wrote:
> Bells Pond is just off the old railroad crossing.
> If your in the section of the Shopping Center that
> was cut of from where the Giant was, you can see
> the old road going to the trail tracks, That was
> the railroad crossing. Bells Pond is just to the
> left..Whats left of it,I saw it there a few years
> ago.It looks overgrown with trees and woods, I
> vaguely remember a small pier on the pond about 6
> feet long near the tracks and it was indeed a
> pond, there is a hill that went up to Burke View
> Drive.The Chief of Fairfax Co Police Durrer lived
> there next to Don Crump who owned gas stations in
> Springfield and had a "Mansion Home" at the time.
> Anyway the Google Maps has reference to Bells
> Pond, but they show it on the right of the tracks
> which is wrong.The pond feeds off Pohick Creek but
> the whole area is now somewhat developed.
> This was back in the early 70s, 70,71,72,73,74
> so.The area was a haunt for long Haired Youth in
> search of A Weed Like Smoking Material, That stank
> and Hissed as The Seeds Popped in Their
> Pipes..Made in School Shop classes.Natch.!..
> They partied in the area, they rode the rails to
> Clifton and Lake Accotink, They got Munchies from
> the Handy Dandy then it became a 7-11 store that
> was a old place as described in a post above as
> Carsons Trading Post..before my time..
> They also walked down the tracks toward Clifton
> about 3/4 mile to a Dilapidated Farm House to
> party that was abandoned called the Pagans House
> as the MC gang had used it as a club house and
> party place..One of the Smoked Up Youth became
> Infamously Known as "The Bunnyman"..R.I.P.....
> "The FXU Historian Of The Party Grounds That Lured
> Long Haired Youth from Afar Long Ago"..DAJAX ....
> Man..You Wernt There Man..You Wernt There..!! LOL
There was a run-down shack on that plot of land for awhile, until it caught fire in the early 2000's. Was that any way associated with Bell's Pond?