Monthly Archives: January 2010

>How did NOVA become redneck? Pt. 2

>The DC area was a sleepy backwater town untl the thirties. During the mid-1800s the city experienced an influx of immigrants, mostly Irish. The area didn’t experience the turn of the century immigration like Chicago, Detroit, and New York. However, … Continue reading

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>How did NOVA become redneck?

>Sitting in Arlington now, it’s hard to believe how redneck the DC area used to be. DC has always been a magnet for people looking for better opportunities. Economic downturns are always blunted by government spending. Nowadays, folks come here … Continue reading

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>Where did the Pagans start?

>I’ve been doing a bit of research about the Pagans Motorcycle Club; trying to figure out their origens. All over the internet folks claim they were started by Lou Dobkin in 1959 in Prince Georges County, but I don’t agree … Continue reading

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>Country Gentelmen live in Falls Church

>A recording from 1961.

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>Hillbilly Heaven

>I vaguely remember Hillbilly Heaven on Rte. 1 in the Lorton area as a place that seemed oddly out of place in the eighties. The rednecks were slowly losing their grip on the region, but here was their heaven. I … Continue reading

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>Site of Hillbilly Heaven in Lorton

> This is the site of the famous honky tonk in Lorton. All that’s left is a sign with ‘H H’ on it.

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>Old photos of Pagans MC

>This flickr site has some great old photos from the 60s. Most of them look like they are from the NJ/PA area.

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