Early Unmanned Flight at Dahlgren

Early Unmanned Flight at Dahlgren

  Many familiar with Dahlgren history know of Carl Norden’s development of his famous bombsight – a device that played an important role in the strategic bombing of World War II – and Dahlgren’s role in its development and testing.  Fewer know that he visited...
The Saga of Deak Parsons: From Dahlgren to Hiroshima

The Saga of Deak Parsons: From Dahlgren to Hiroshima

By Ed Jones, President of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation By 1941, the two men had become a familiar sight on their evening walks across the manicured lawns of the imposing officers’ quarters on the Navy base at Dahlgren. One was the base’s top civilian scientist,...
Virginia State Rt. 3’s Northern Neck Growing Legacy, Part II

Virginia State Rt. 3’s Northern Neck Growing Legacy, Part II

HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE NORTHERN NECK Historical residents of the Northern Neck Along the paths of the Northern Neck, near Rt. 3, the following historical people, changed the direction of America: George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, Frances Lightfoot Lee,...
Virginia State Rt. 3’s Northern Neck: A Growing Legacy

Virginia State Rt. 3’s Northern Neck: A Growing Legacy

By: Leonard M. Banks Robert “King” Carter His Northern Neck legacy lives on in the form of Rt. 3, Kings Highway. The major thoroughfare’s path from dirt roads to its present-day modern glory and its impact on the start of America’s early development would never be the...
The Dahlgren Way

The Dahlgren Way

By Ed Jones, President of the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation Nearing the end of a long career at the Navy base at Dahlgren, Jim Payne wrote about his memories as a young boy in 1918 when the Marines first marched through the isolated farmlands and marshes of King George...