When many people reflect on their childhood, they think of landmarks and hang-out spots frequently states away from their adult residency. However, a select few can drive 10 minutes to visit their alma mater high school or their favorite restaurant. Instead of taking their children back to their hometown and showing where they first learned how to ride a bike or what movie theater they went to on the weekends, their children may have some of the same experiences hanging out at the C&O Canal, Cabin John Mall or Montgomery Mall.
Even if people called the Potomac area home for their adult life as well as their childhood, many things have changed throughout the mid-1960s to now. New neighborhoods have been built, dirt streets have been paved and hundreds of new businesses have opened. The farm where one may have gone to ride horses as a child, Claggett Farm, may now be the same piece of land one’s house and hundreds of others was built on.