Tag: Annandale VA

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Why Is It Named Annandale?

The land that made up much of Annandale was occupied by the Fitzhugh family for over six generations and eventually, it became one of the largest tobacco plantations in the area. Interestingly, at one point, Fitzhugh leased some of the property to French Huguenots, who had fled religious persecution in France.

Police raid a gambler's den. Several loads of book makers were taken from the E. St. address by the police (Library of Congress)

Police Raid Gambler’s Den on E Street

A huge gambling bust happened on January 31st, 1925. The location was a crowded restaurant on E St. where people would gather for illegal dice games and gambling. The Washington Post reported on it the following day. A Greek restaurant

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