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Monday, April 15, 2013

Flashback Monday: Dam It!

Wiehle 1964.jpg

Set the controls of the Earth Toned Wayback Machine to 1964, where this exciting photo shows Wiehle Avenue snaking southward past Lake Anne, the earthen dam that was a muddy engineering marvel visible at the center left of the picture. You can see space has been carved from the primeval forest for the fields at Fairway and Hook, but otherwise, this is Reston pretty much as the whiskey-makers and the homicidal nudists had found it decades before.

After Metro opens, this photo will have an added layer of nostalgia, what with it showing a Wiehle Avenue that isn't clogged by endless, bumper-to-bumper traffic from Loudoun cut-through commuters, the end.


  1. I'm sure Mother Nature is not pleased with the changes.

  2. Yep, we've managed to turn an absolutely stunning forest of trees and wildlife into a sea of concrete and asphalt.

    We should be proud of ourselves.


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