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Frying Pan Farm by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

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By Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Office of Comprehensive Planning Fairfax County, Virginia

September, 1979


John F. Herrity, Chairman Martha V. Pennino, Vice Chairman Joseph Alexander Warren I. Cikins Alan H. Magazine Audrey Moore James M. Scott John P. Shacochis Marie B. Travesky


Donie Rieger, Chairman John P. Liberty, Vice Chairman Denzil O. Evans Bernard N. Boston C. J. S. Durham Mary M. Fahringer Ceres Gaskins Dana K. Greene William A. Klene Virginia B. Peters Edith M. Sprouse Mayo S. Stuntz

Gloria M. Matthews, Layout

Carolynn J. Castellucci, Copy Preparation

Library of Congress Catalog Number 79 90519


List of Illustrations iv Acknowledgments v Introduction 1 Part I, Continuity 5 Part II, Change 36 Part III, Professionalization and an Increased Standard of Living 59 Part IV, The New Deal 87 Part V, Community 115 Part VI, Frying Pan Park 126


Holden Harrison, 1935 6 Harrison dairy barn, 1936 6 McNair Guernsey bull, 1918 7 Interior Harrison dairy barn 7 Spring plowing on McNair farm 12 Shock of wheat, Ellmore farm, 1925 15 Mechanical hay loader, 1935 15 Small orchard apiary, 1925 17 Inventory of 1920 farmer 20 Plan of Smith farm, 1929 21 Rebecca Rice canning fruit 25 Elizabeth Harrison, Herndon 25 Homemade manure sled 27 Broadcast harvester, 1921 37 Wheat being mechanically harvested, 1925 37 Tractor drawn drill, 1922 40 McNair aboard a Row Crop 70 tractor 40 Soybeans on a demonstration farm, 1925 43 A wild cherry tree destroyed by web worms 45 "Hard Work Made Easy and Quick" 54 The Fairfax County Grange meeting, 1940 60 The Floris Home Demonstration Club, 1930 63 A 4 H Club, "Achievement Day" displays, 1930 63 A community fair, 1922 64 A suggested model farm for Fairfax County, 1924 64 The 4 H Girls Camp at Woodlawn, 1925 66 A Piedmont Dairy Festival parade float, 1930 66 Map of improved and unimproved roads, 1930 70 Stuck in the mud on one of county's roads 71 Aerial of Kidwell farm and Floris vicinity 75 1930 map of Floris community 88 G. Ray Harrison, 1925 90 Early threshing machine 118 Laura Parham and Kim Stanton work in vegetable garden 118 The farmyard at Frying Pan Farm in the early fall 118 Farmer's house Frying Pan Farm 120 Two young girls meet two young goats 120 John Hopkins in the Moffett Blacksmith Shop 120 Pat Middleton at 4 H Club Fair 121 Cattle judging, Floris School, 1950 121 Dressage competition at Frying Pan Park, 1978 123


Cooperation and goodwill were the essential characteristics of the agricultural communities examined in this study, and it has been my pleasure to discover that those qualities are still very evident today among the county's rural folk... Continue reading book >>

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