Monthly Archives: September 2011

Loudoun County & Apple Growing: Notes from the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station

Google has digitized an enormous wealth of books, including a run of Bulletins from the late 19th-century by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. These pamphlets covered a wide range of topics, from pest control and fertilizer to barn construction and cattle care. Loudoun … Continue reading

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BoS Transportation & Land Use Committee: Route 7 Safety Project

The Department of Construction and Waste Management will be updating the Loudoun Board of Supervisors Transportation and Land Use Committee on the Eastern Route 7 Safety Project at the committee’s Wednesday, September 21st meeting. The Route 7 project includes “the … Continue reading

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The National Observer, March 4, 1963: Suburbia Twist

Reprinted by the Reston Letter, May 1964 Full 8-page PDF at George Mason

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“Mary Stephens, born at Sterling, Virginia”

From Lyon Gardiner Tyler’s Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (1915), page 582:

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Briar Patch Park renamed in honor of local resident

On September 7, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rename Briar Patch Park in Sterling Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park.  An excerpt from Chairman York’s website provides additional information: 15. *BOARD MEMBER INITIATIVE: RENAMING OF BRIAR PATCH PARK IN … Continue reading

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WaPo: An Outer Beltway in Prince William and Loudoun?

The far-off future of Loudoun County?:  

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