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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Our Story Continues

1900 - present

 
 
Our Story Continues Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
1. Our Story Continues Marker
Inscription.  
The decades of post-war growth in Manassas were nearly lost in 1905 when a disastrous fire destroyed more than 30 homes and businesses. Undeterred, local residents rebuilt bigger and better, setting the town on the path for the city we know today. Farms underpinned the local economy and brought prosperity to the area. A thriving business district emerged that included restaurants, stores, a candy factory and hotels. Central to it all was the railroad that was the lifeblood of the town.

Today, the rural community has given way to homes and urban sprawl, but Manassas still retains that small town feel. A vibrant historic downtown coupled with the preservation of important historic landmarks and battlefield lands has made Manassas a tourism destination. We celebrate our past while looking to what the future holds.
 
Erected by City of Manassas, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable EventsNotable PlacesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
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38° 45.032′ N, 77° 28.295′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street just south of Center Street (Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9421 Main St, Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Manassas (a few steps from this marker); Defenses of Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manassas 1906 (about 300 feet away); Manassas 1905 - The Great Fire (about 300 feet away); Burning of Manassas (about 300 feet away); Site of Manassas Junction (about 300 feet away); 9366 Main Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Our Story Continues Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
2. Our Story Continues Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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