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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Reston, Virginia
Location of Reston, Virginia
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|Planted in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the new United States Geological Survey (USGS) created by the October 1996 merger of the former National Biological Service and a portion of the Bureau of . . . — — Map (db m135131) HM|
|The man who would become the second Director of the Geologic Survey, grew up exploring and teaching himself about natural history. In 1861, he enlisted in the Union Army, was commissioned as an artillery officer, lost his right forearm to a . . . — — Map (db m135135) HM|
|After earning her doctorate in geology from Johns Hopkins University (1911), Julia Anna Gardner worked for the USGS as a contractor. In 1917 during World War I, she volunteered as an auxiliary nurse with the Red Cross in France, often working on the . . . — — Map (db m135136) HM|
|In 1942, Randolph Wilson “Bill” Bromery enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and attended pilot training in the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group. The squadron was known famously as the Tuskegee Airmen. Upon his discharge in . . . — — Map (db m137366) HM|
|In 1961 Robert E. Simon, Jr. began developing 6,750 acres of Sunset Hills Farm as a community open to all races, ages, and incomes. Working with Simon, the architectural firm of Whittlesey and Conelin designed a "New Town." Construction of Lake Anne . . . — — Map (db m89355) HM|
|The American Institute of Certified Planners has designated
Robert E. Simon, Jr. as a National Planning Pioneer. At Reston, Robert E. Simon, Jr. created the nation’s first Planned Community Zone to fulfill his visions of a new town in which . . . — — Map (db m89538) HM|
|Here Lee entered this road from Ox Hill, September 3, 1862, and turned West toward Leesburg. Crossing the Potomac at White's Ford, the army entered Maryland, September 5-6, 1862. — — Map (db m1098) HM|
|Sunset Hills Station, shown below in the 1960s, stands as a reminder that today's Reston was not the first "new town" to be planned for this area. In 1886 Dr. Carl Wiehle bought a large parcel of land north and south of the railroad tracks. He . . . — — Map (db m25074) HM|
|In recognition of his commitment to the Reston community, this Plaza is dedicated to Robert E. Simon, Jr., the founder of Reston, Virginia. The community also expresses its gratitude to the members of the Hunters Woods Task Force for their . . . — — Map (db m154486) HM|
|Accidents happened on the Washington & Old Dominion. Mishaps resulted from washouts of the roadbed, loose rails, rotting ties, or from livestock wandering across the tracks. Crew negligence also played a part. One of the earliest and most serious . . . — — Map (db m25005) HM|
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