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Few Arlington residents are familiar with one of the county’s “founding families,” the Frasers. Except for Fraser Park and a Fraser family cemetery located on the Army Navy Country Club property, there is little trace of their important role and legacy. Green Valley was the Fraser plantation that at one time was approximately 1,000 acres covering a substantial portion of Arlington Ridge and the rolling hills now occupied by the Army Navy Country Club. Having lived near the site that was Green Valley Manor for over 40 years, Martin Suydam explored and recorded the hard-to-find history in a series of short stories of his book, Walks with Charley. Martin Suydam is a retired Army officer, government and corporate executive, and professor. He has published stories in The Arlington Historical Society Magazine and has written and published four memoir/history books, Walks with Charley: Sniffing Arlington Ridge History and Mystery, Let’s Go Camping, Writing A Memoir, and Our Montclair Times. In Walks with Charley, he explored the role and influence of the Fraser family and their Green Valley plantation in several stories covering nearly 200 years of local history. Attendees must register by Wednesday, June 9 by clicking here: and providing their email address. On the morning of the event (June 10) attendees will receive an email with zoom access information. This procedure is for your security. This event is part of a series of free monthly public events provided by the Arlington Historical Society. Since the pandemic curtailed live events, AHS has been providing them free to the public via Zoom.
  • Start:June 10, 2021
  • End:June 10, 2021
  • Recurring
  • Where:Arlington, Arlington,, Arlington County, Virginia, United States, 22203
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  • Event Type: Other
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