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Local History - 1900s

With the advent of the automobile, the shores of the Chesapeake became accessible to residents of the Washington, DC area. By the 1920s, most of the land along the three-mile stretch from Town Point to Old Colony Cove Farm had been subdivided into 10-foot by 40-foot lots that were purchased by friends and associates from DC-area churches, businesses, and neighborhoods. Those connections spawned an active social scene among both adults and kids in Fairhaven, a tradition that continues today.

AHB is recording oral histories about life in Fairhaven and has launched a web-based network for sharing stories and memories. If you’d like to access AHB’s history project or have stories or photos to share, visit the Fairhaven History Project.

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