Lost Arlington County

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Arlington began three centuries ago as the farm section of Alexandria County and emerged in the 1900s as a vibrant suburb of the nation’s capital. Global notice came after the creation and expansion of Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon and Fort Myer, site of history’s first airplane casualty—September 17, 1908. Add in some modern marquee employers—PBS, WETA, Nestlé, the Foreign Service Institute and Amazon—and it’s a recipe for accelerating change. Unsurprisingly, residents are increasingly at odds over rising housing costs and demolitions of long-valued homes and businesses. A key to preserving Arlington’s character is a deeper knowledge of history. Local journalist and author Charlie Clark provides a compendium of gone-but-not-forgotten institutions, businesses, homes and amusements.
ISBN: 9781467150644
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Lost
Images: 97
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Charlie Clark is a longtime journalist in the Washington, D.C. area who writes the weekly “Our Man in Arlington” column for the Falls Church News-Press. He has written Arlington County Chronicles and Hidden History of Arlington County, both published by The History Press. His biography of George Washington Parke Custis is due in 2021 from McFarland Books. He previously has worked as an editor or writer for the Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
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