Arlington County Chronicles

Arlington County Chronicles

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Modern-day Arlington County is a center for government institutions and a critical part of the Washington, D.C. community. But the identity of the area goes far beyond the influence of the nationa€™s capital. During the War of 1812, the original copy of the Declaration of Independence was hidden from the British in a local area gristmill. Arlington was the only county in Virginia to vote against secession, despite being home to Robert E. Lee. In the 1950s, a young Jim Morrison was raised partly in Arlington. The county even boasts an infamous $1 million bus stop. In this collection of his most funny and fascinating columns, local author, historian, journalist and a€œOur Man in Arlingtona€ Charlie Clark regales with stories of politics, personalities and everything in between.... Balla#39;s Crossinga€”today is home to a solid ring of tall towers, the conspicuous exception being the still-low-lying Rosenthal Mazda dealership. (Its employees declined my invitation to speculate on whether their days at the site are numbered.)anbsp;...

Title:Arlington County Chronicles
Author: Charlie Clark
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-04-22

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