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Opinion At least some of our local history was saved

River Farm in Alexandria.
River Farm in Alexandria. (Adrian Higgins/The Washington Post)
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Kudos to Fairfax County for its rapid, creative, responsive actions to preserve the historical River Farm property being sold by the American Horticultural Society. [“Commission approves new rules to preserve River Farm,” Metro, March 19]. Compare this with the dismay of Arlington County residents, whose pleas to save the historical Febrey-Lothrop House and property from developers have been rebuffed at every turn. Citizen protests continue as Arlington County stalls and turns an intentionally deaf ear. Shame.

Mary Nell Bryant, Arlington

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