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.Who among us didna#39;t rush home to scoop up loose change and join friends for our pick of a chocolate Acclair, toasted almond or frozen fruit delight? This particular Good Humor truck parked on an Arlington side street is an astonishing 1969 model Ford F250. ... Do neighborhood kids knock on the Good Humor mana#39;s door?

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

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