Archive for January, 2011


The Ghosts of Occoquan

Posted by Lou on January 17, 2011 in Town News, Video

Is Occoquan haunted by ghosts? This 3-part series on YouTube examines the ghosts of Occoquan in a series of interviews with local merchants. Ghost tour season runs from late April through October. The OMA has more information.



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Mount Vernon Streams in Dire Straits

Posted by Lou on January 15, 2011 in Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Environmental News, Potomac River

The image above, courtesy of the Fairfax County Stormwater Management Program, indicates that the watersheds around Mount Vernon are the lowest quality in the county. The areas around Belmont Bay, fortunately, are high quality.

With the exception of the Colchester stretch, the entire Fairfax shoreline of the Occoquan river is a high-quality watershed.

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Occoquan Before the Civil War

Posted by Lou on January 3, 2011 in Civil War, Town News, Video

Occoquan resident and history buff Boyd Alexander put together this photo montage that recounts the “Liberty Pole Incident” that occurred in Occoquan prior to the Civil War. Enjoy!

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