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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 nation’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. In this collection of his most funny and always fascinating columns, local author, historian, journalist and “Our Man in Arlington” Charlie Clark regales readers with stories of politics, personalities, and everything in between.

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press, 2014

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