McLean, Virginia (Images of America Series)

McLean, Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Carole L. Herrick
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738587455
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,348,233
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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