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By Derrick Perkins When former President Abraham Lincoln made good on his promise to emancipate slaves in rebel-held territory 150 years ago, the burgeoning population of contrabands in Alexandria likely greeted the news with equal parts [...]
Joe Reeder has the kind of roof local archaeologists dream about. Actually, he has two, but it’s the one hidden from sight — covered by a slightly younger roof — and accessibly only by a second [...]
Armour and Company, a slaughterhouse and meat packing business established in Chicago in the 1860s, had an operation in Alexandria at the beginning of the 20thcentury. By 1909, the Armour facility at the corner of King [...]