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Old 08-18-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Well. at least there's a GRANT street in Arlington near Pentagon City.

The New Orleans school board recently re-named a Washington School there because George Washington was a slaveholder.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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Heh... back when I lived in Columbia, MO, my apartment was roughly equidistant from two elementary schools called "Grant" and "Lee," respectively. I suppose it makes sense, considering that this was in Missouri.. but I *would* expect "Lee" to have a much higher enrollment.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Well. at least there's a GRANT street in Arlington near Pentagon City..
theres a sherman street in Fairfax, but the nearest sheridan street seems to be in DC
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Default New info

some things I did not know

1. The change of the name of Old Jeff Davis highway to Long Bridge Drive WAS done because some arlington elected officials, notably including Chairman of the arlington bd Zimmerman, didnt like Jeff Davis.

2. Changing the name of of Jeff Davis highway (IE Rte 1) in Arlington is not in Arlington's control, but is in Richmond's control (I'm not sure how Fairfax managed to get its part of Rte 1 called Richmond Highway)

Road Renaming Proves Another Chance to Re-Fight the Civil War - Sun Gazette Newspapers: Politics


I suppose that would change if NoVa seceded from Virginia. Of course Richmond would never allow that. Ironically.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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And just when I thought this thread was dead...
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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will someone please tell me what connection a Mississippi politician has to Northern Virginia?
Jefferson Davis was actually born in Kentucky about 50 miles from where Abraham Lincoln was born>
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Jefferson Davis was actually born in Kentucky about 50 miles from where Abraham Lincoln was born>
I thought Lincoln was born in North Carolina:

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I thought Lincoln was born in North Carolina:

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Interesting. It appears that there is quite the debate of where Abe was born - North Carolina or Kentucky. This could be an intriguing topic under the Great Debates forum.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Interesting. It appears that there is quite the debate of where Abe was born - North Carolina or Kentucky. This could be an intriguing topic under the Great Debates forum.
I posted about it once on the history forum but it didn't generate much interest.
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