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Down in the Dumps: 1923

Down in the Dumps: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Dump story." Wagons for hire; James Terry Express on the left. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Rosslyn Dump?

Washington Post, April 7, 1923.

Arlington Hopes for End of Odors

The construction of a new terminal at Rosslyn for the Washington and Old Dominion railway and the filling in of the dirt incident to the grading around the structure is expected to decide the question of whether the disagreeable odors at Rosslyn are due to what is known as the “Rosslyn dump” or the packing plant and abattoir nearby.

The cause of the odor has been subject of much conjecture among members of civic bodies throughout the county at one time a committee from the Arlington county health department, made an investigation. The committees' report was to the effect that the odors came from the dump. With the dirt filled in over the dump, it is expected the odor will disappear or be laid to the abattoir.

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