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Book: Arlington Heritage: Vignettes of a Virginia County


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This book was compiled from a series of articles that appeared weekly in the editorial pages of the Northern Virginia Sun, beginning in March 1957. This book is beautifully illustrated with 190 photographs. It is one of the first efforts to document the stories that Arlingtonians handed down to each other from the colonial era. These stories serve us today at leads to histories that have since been more fully researched (often thanks to now on-line resources) and updated.

This book is out of print. All copies are used and have wear.

The author, Eleanor lee Templeman, had deep roots in Virginia although she was born in Washington, D.C. and spent her formative years in California. She was the great-great granddaughter of Richard Bland Lee, first Congressman from Northern Virginia. She was also the direct descendant of Mayor John Roberts of Alexandria who hosted Pierre Lafayette when he visited Alexandria in 1824. Mrs. Templeman and her husband lived in Arlington starting in 1950 until her death in 1990. She extensively researched Arlington’s history to present a history of Arlington’s interesting past.  She was a founding member of the Arlington Historical Society in 1956.

This book is out of print. All our copies are used. We will send you the one in the best condition.

  • Hardcover: Large format, 200 pages with index
  • Publisher: Privately published by the author, 1959,

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