March 22, 2019
This insurance map from 1900 shows the location of the infamous St. Asaph Racetrack in proximity to the St. Elmo neighborhood and the Del Ray neighborhood.
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Uncovering the secret past in the Town of Potomac.
Gambling. Corruption, Racism. Greed. These are all part of a little-known narrative from the Del Ray's long-ago past, a time when progressive leaders closed a corrupt racetrack and formed the Town of Potomac, only to see an unwanted attempt by Alexandria City Hall to steal the land in a controversial annexation.