McLean, Virginia (Images of America Series)

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McLean was a farming community in 1910, when Henry Alonzo Storm established a general store that included the McLean Post Office; the opening of Storm's Store is considered McLean's unofficial beginning. The store was located on Chain Bridge Road beside a stop on the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad, an electrified trolley that ran from Rosslyn to Great Falls Park. The stop was named after John R. McLean, a founder of the trolley and owner of the Washington Post newspaper. A village and vibrant community ...
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Overview


McLean was a farming community in 1910, when Henry Alonzo Storm established a general store that included the McLean Post Office; the opening of Storm's Store is considered McLean's unofficial beginning. The store was located on Chain Bridge Road beside a stop on the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad, an electrified trolley that ran from Rosslyn to Great Falls Park. The stop was named after John R. McLean, a founder of the trolley and owner of the Washington Post newspaper. A village and vibrant community gradually developed around Storm's Store. The Franklin Sherman School, the first consolidated public school in Fairfax County, opened near the store in October 1914; McLean Day, the first event of its kind in the county, started in 1915 to raise money for the school; and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department incorporated in 1923 as Station 1 in Fairfax County.
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McLean, Virginia is often identified (if only in whispers) with the Central Intelligence Agency but its proximity to such secret matters is only one point of interest in Carole Herrick's new Images of America pictorial. Though Herrick lacks high-level C.I.A. clearance, her credentials to edit a McLean history are impeccable: She is a past president of the McLean Historical Society and the co-chair of the McLean Centennial Celebration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738587455
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Carole L. Herrick is a past president of the McLean Historical Society and co-chaired the McLean Centennial Celebration. She is a member of the Fairfax County History Commission, a co-chair of McLean and Great Falls Celebrate Virginia, and a participant of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Planning Committee and the Fairfax County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Beginning 9

2 Early Development 23

3 Civil War 37

4 Rebuilding 47

5 Birth of a Village 65

6 Growth 95

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