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Taken just over 61 years ago, this image boasts the inscription, Dr. Bertrand, Maj. Dunn, Vince Waldron, Leesburg, 12-8-52. I'd like to tell you this was a scene from a classic 1950s science fiction movie, but I'd be lying. The photographer was at this time a graduate student of geography. My guess is that this is a limestone quarry, which are common in northern Virginia. Accompanying prints from this set show the results of excavation. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.