Click to preview Montclair, Virginia - 40th Anniversary photo book

Montclair is a wonderful community located in northern Virginia, just 25 miles south of the Washington Monument. Its heritage is distinctive in several respects, from Camp Fisher and the role the Confederate troops played in blockading the Potomac River during the Winter of 1861 to 1862, to being the first residential planned community in Prince William County.

The last 40 years have seen our community blossom into a highly desirable area of homes and neighbors. In 2009 we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of our property owners association.

Our book has 105 pages of stories about Montclair dating back to the 1800s and descriptions of over 150 pictures; most being published for the first time.


About the Author

William A Riski
billriski Montclair, Virginia USA

I’m a systems engineer, retired USAF officer, and currently work for a large consulting firm supporting national defense clients. That's my day job. By night I love reading and writing about my genealogy and hyper-local history on my Mac. I've been the chairman of our local property owners association history committee for several years.

This is my first public book; I've done others for family purposes. I was motivated by our community's 40th Anniversary this year to try to capture something for posterity; and the feeling of time fleeting by.

Publish Date  October 14, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  106 pgs Standard Paper

Category  History

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weemsbotts says

This book is so well-organized, detailed, and it beautifully shows through the community through many gorgeous photos. It truly helps to show community spirit and that a wonderful legacy is here. Well done!

posted at 11:10am Nov 29 PST


gawinkworth says

Bill forgot to mention the myriad articles he's written for our community newsletter. I've always found them very entertaining, and was thrilled when I first heard about 'The Book.'

Having been one of the privileged few who got a chance to proof the book prior to its release, I got to read through it several times, with each experience just as enjoyable as the last.

My wife and I moved to Montclair in August 2005, so our historical scope has been limited to just the past few years. We knew about some of the grave sites, and of course passed by the historic markers daily, but by and large, we never gave any thought to the larger picture - until now.

This book was a fantastic, and even educational glimpse into our community's past. My thanks go out to Bill and the History Committee for giving Montclair such a wonderful gift on her 40th. Awesome job.

posted at 10:55am Oct 16 PST


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