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by Michael Straight

Download On Green Spring Farm: The Life and Times of One Family in Fairfax County, Virginia, 1942-1966 ePub
  • ISBN 0934160058
  • ISBN13 978-0934160056
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Straight
  • Publisher Devon Pr; First Printing edition (February 1, 2004)
  • Pages 272
  • Formats lrf txt lit mbr
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Leaders and Notable People
  • Size ePub 1303 kb
  • Size Fb2 1696 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 626

One family — but not just any family: one of America’s first families, whose lives were intimately and indelibly intertwined with the basic fabric of this country. Powerful but altruisic, artistic yet activist, a family whose story is the history of mid-twentieth-century America.

"On Green Spring Farm" is a memoir — a series of short anecdotal vignettes, based on journal entries — chronicling two decades of our American history. Unifying the tales is the ever-present backdrop of what is now known as Green Spring Gardens Park, a public garden and Manor House in Virginia. The stories range from the back-room politics of Democratic campaigns for Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson and the founding of the American Veterans Committee, to Jackie Kennedy’s "appropriation" of a family portrait of James Monroe to beautify her White House — all interspersed with colloquial family tales of pets, vacations, illnesses, theatricals and hair-raising misadventures in small aircraft.

"On Green Spring Farm" provides a window onto another time and place, through which we witness history as experienced by one unusual family. Evocative, charming, funny, rousing and thought-provoking: a Samuel Pepys for our time.


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Green Spring Farm was selected in 1967 by the Fairfax County Historical . Green Spring Farm was not one of the great estates of Tidewater Virginia.

Green Spring Farm was not one of the great estates of Tidewater Virginia. Under the ownership of Michael Straight, from 1942 to the present (1969), Green Spring Farm came under assault from new economic forces which drastically affected farming in Northern Virginia and ultimately brought an end to the agricultural era there.

One family - but not just any family: one of America’s first families, whose lives . On Green Spring Farm" provides a window onto another time and place, through which we witness history as experienced by one unusual family.

One family - but not just any family: one of America’s first families, whose lives were intimately and indelibly intertwined with the basic fabric of this country. Powerful but altruisic, artistic yet activist, a family whose story is the history of y America. On Green Spring Farm" is a memoir - a series of short anecdotal vignettes, based on journal entries - chronicling two decades of our American history. Evocative, charming, funny, rousing and thought-provoking: a Samuel Pepys for our time.

Green spring farm and the turnpike road. The end of the farming era: michael straight (1942-1969). COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA County of Fairfax HISTORIC LANDMARKS SURVEY. The midcentury years. I. gentlemen freeholders: the MOSS family (1770-1835). II. Orchard and dairy: fountain beattie (1878-1917). Northern virginia’s agriculture in the 1870’s. Architectural history and description: the mansion house. Appendix b. Green spring farm history of ownership. Appendix C. Will of john MOSS, 1809.

His second memoir On Green Spring Farm: The Life and Times of One Family in Fairfax County, V. 1942 to 1966 was published . Retrieved 3 February 2016. "Kids' Stuff: A Monthly Feature" (PDF). 1942 to 1966 was published posthumously by Devon Press. The Newton D. Baker House, Straight's Georgetown home until 1976.

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Fairfax County, Virginia

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Fairfax County, Virginia. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in an online map.

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