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Arlington: Heroes, History and Hamburgers

Escaped elephants, beaches, Little Saigon – think you know Arlington, Virginia? Once home to General Robert E. Lee, Arlington has also been home to a world-themed amusement park and Tops Drivette. It was where Orville Wright tested planes and where desegregation was first implemented in Virginia's public schools. WETA TV 26 brings you these stories and more in its new production "ARLINGTON: HEROES, HISTORY & HAMBURGERS." The documentary premieres December 2 at 8 p.m. and airs several times throughout December on TV 26.

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Arlington - Heroes History 1

General Lee (shown: G.W.C. Lee, Robert E. Lee, Walter Taylor)

Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Civil War Photographs

Arlington - Heroes History 2

Beach Beauties

Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs

Arlington - Heroes History 3

Luna Park

Credit: Arlington County Public Library

Arlington - Heroes History 4

Shirlington Theater

Credit: John Bauserman

Arlington - Heroes History 5

Tops Drivette

Credit: Courtesy the Matthews family

Arlington - Heroes History 6

Orville Wright

Credit: Arlington County Public Library

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