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Monday, May 6, 2013

Flashback Monday: Bicentennial Reston

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Set the Earth-Toned Wayback Machine(tm) to 1976, where, as those of you too young to remember the nation's bicentennial sadly missed, every possible product available for sale was produced in a tacky "commemorative" edition. Apparently, you could even pick up a commemorative edition of an earth-toned planned community, something called "Reston 76." We're assuming it was pretty much the same as then-modern-day Reston, only the Redcoats were sporting uniforms more in a shade of DRB-approved burnt umber.

Tacky, yes. But not so bad compared to this:

Of course, some things haven't changed in Reston over the past 35 years. We bet that sweeeeet sedan parked in the middle of the picture got upwards of 14 miles per gallon, making it the Prius of the mid-1970s, the end.

1 comment:

  1. My dear old dad still has bicentennial-themed styrofoam beer koozies sitting on a shelf in the basement.


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