Browse Collections (5 total)

Basics of archives and special collections

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Housed in The Fairfax County Public Library's Virginia Room are maps, an extensive photographic archive, local newspapers, rare books, genealogical…

Kamp Washington

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The Kamp Washington tourist court was located at the intersection of Little River Turnpike and Lee Highway on the edge of the Town of Fairfax.

The…

Sherwood's Tourist Home

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When John Sherwood returned home in 1937 from his freshman year at The University of Virginia, his father Albert was just finishing up construction on…

The ten cent car

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The ten cent car story is one supported by an oral history with John M. Sherwood who was interviewed by William Page Johnson II on June 27, 2008.…

Tyson's Corner

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In 1905, John Sherwood's grandparents, Henry and Savilla Myers, purchased property at the intersection of Routes 7 and 123. The area was known then as…