Wicked Fairfax County

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Fairfax County is far more than just a bedroom community for Washington, D.C. The county has been the site of crimes as shocking and fascinating as anything that happens across the Potomac. In 1898, troops from a Spanish-American War training camp looted their way across the area, even robbing a few graves. The twentieth century brought horrific murders, hysteria over a hatchet-wielding rabbit and an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The tenacity of suffragists jailed in the Lorton Workhouse changed the very character of our nation. Later, spies crisscrossed the county, leaving our country's Cold War secrets and millions in cash stuffed under bridges. Join author Cindy Bennett as she chronicles the wicked and wild side of Fairfax County.
ISBN: 9781467138932
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Wicked
Images: 43
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A native of Ohio, Cindy L. Bennett earned a BA in political science from the University of Akron and an MA in the same subject from the University of Colorado–Boulder. She moved to Fairfax County in the 1980s and considers it to be home. Cindy is the executive director of the trade association Foundation in Alexandria and the treasurer of the Burke Historical Society. This is her second book, her first for The History Press.
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