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    Just for fun, here are some historical map images of the Pentagon City-Crystal City-Potomac Yard area which have some interesting details:

    Part of a 1907 map that shows Luna Park, Arlington Junction (current spot is just SE of Eads St/Army-Navy Dr), the full path of the Southern Railroad Bluemont Branch (later becoming the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad), and the fact that Alexandria County was split into 2 districts (Jefferson District and Arlington District) before it became Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.
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    Parts of maps from 1942 showing Crystal City and the Alexandria Canal which ran along Eads St in Arlington and Commonwealth Ave in Alexandria (Eads St and Commonwealth Ave were formerly used for the Washington, Alexandria, & Mount Vernon Railway which was built on top of the Alexandria Canal towpath)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    ...from the corner of S Glebe and W Glebe, where S Glebe is to the north
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    I always assumed that was the center of the universe, where time and space and reason have no meaning.
    Well, it used to have a more coherent name. On this map from 1942, there is a Glebe Rd and an Old Glebe Rd. I'm guessing that Alexandria for whatever reason didn't want to have "Old Glebe Rd" as one of their streets.
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    And here's a map from 1878, just to get into the spirit of things
    https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu...46&isAllowed=y
    You can see that the C&O canal extended to Alexandria

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxbooks View Post
    And here's a map from 1878, just to get into the spirit of things
    https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu...46&isAllowed=y
    You can see that the C&O canal extended to Alexandria

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    https://www.canaltrust.org/discovery...dria-aqueduct/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Both Crystal City and National Landing are dumb names. Return it to its original name: Jackson City.
    No! Needs to be re-named Amazonville!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    No! Needs to be re-named Amazonville!
    It has been determined that it will be (unofficially, of course) renamed the Four Mile Run Delta. Or "Jesse's Landing at Four Mile Run Delta" in order to encourage commuting by kayak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    It has been determined that it will be (unofficially, of course) renamed the Four Mile Run Delta. Or "Jesse's Landing at Four Mile Run Delta" in order to encourage commuting by kayak.
    Might need to coerce Alexandria to put the brakes on the raw sewage discharge for that to work.....I cringe every time I see the paddleboarders of the Potomac or DC Triathlon postponed due to health concerns... https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/l...iver/316067042

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceJockey View Post
    Might need to coerce Alexandria to put the brakes on the raw sewage discharge for that to work.....I cringe every time I see the paddleboarders of the Potomac or DC Triathlon postponed due to health concerns... https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/l...iver/316067042
    Alexandria's CSO's are all downstream from Four Mile Run, so Jesse's Landing should be fine (and more seriously there is a plan in place for all of them - a heap big expensive plan - hopefully the Commonwealth will chip in as they have for other cities with CSO's.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    No! Needs to be re-named Amazonville!
    Make that National Amazonville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    Alexandria's CSO's are all downstream from Four Mile Run, so Jesse's Landing should be fine (and more seriously there is a plan in place for all of them - a heap big expensive plan - hopefully the Commonwealth will chip in as they have for other cities with CSO's.)
    It's tidal through there though, so you're not entirely free of any CSOs (i.e., shit flows upstream too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceJockey View Post
    Might need to coerce Alexandria to put the brakes on the raw sewage discharge for that to work.....I cringe every time I see the paddleboarders of the Potomac or DC Triathlon postponed due to health concerns... https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/l...iver/316067042
    I've stuck my head in that river more times than I can count, and I'm still normal. Aren't I?

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