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A 1951 letter from Paul C. Kincheloe, Chairman of the Northern Virginia Committee Opposed to a Supplemental Airport at Burke, Virginia. This letter to Kincheloe's unnamed senator argued against support for the airport.

In 1959, the federal government advertised the sale at auction of land originally purchased and consolidated to construct an international airport at Burke. When an alternate site in Chantilly was chosen, almost 900 acres of land formerly designated…

The map shows the proposed location of the Burke International Airport, on a 4,500-acre tract near Burke. According to The Evening Star, June 14, 1951, the airport would be completed by 1955 and would "dwarf both Washington National and Baltimore's…

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The 2005 pen and ink sketch of local artist, Chris Lipsey illustrated probable effects of the Burke International Airport, had the proposal succeeded.

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May Caudle, wife of an early Burke Volunteer Fire Deparment chief climbs "Old Red." The used 1930 Ford cost $500; it was the first fire truck owned by the Burke Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), established in 1948.

Burke Volunteer Fire Department fire truck and firemen working to put out a fire, circa 1950.

A new railroad station was built in Burke in 1903, when the railroad tracks were relocated northward several hundred feet to their present location. This building in the photo no longer exists.

This sketch shows the construction and uses of the original Burke railroad station. The Burke Post Office was housed in one end of the station.

Artist's rendition of the center of Burke in 1979, showing buildings whose ownership had changed over time. The 7-Eleven store previously held a country general store.

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1928 Buick with Elgin Kirby, long time Burke resident, at the wheel. Photo taken circa 1937