Be sure to check out the HIDDEN LOGO HUNT CONTEST INFO. on the THIS WEEK'S UPDATE page!

I'm trying to give you the highest resolution possible with a fair rendering speed for viewing the drawings. Sometimes with as many images of this size on the page a drawing will crunch up. If you center it on your screen and hit the refresh button on the top tool bar, it should show fine. And don't forget, If you have any old or odd photos of Chesapeake You would like to see drawn, send them to me at Mark Carey's Chesapeake, 1114 Virginia Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324 - If you have scanning capabilities, scan them at 350 dpi and e-mail them to me at  mbcarey@erols.com



Great Bridge Locks

The weather is changing and scenes like this one at the Great Bridge Locks will be a relaxing view as you bask in the warm sunshine. 



Great Bridge Dairy Queen

In 1965, Carroll's Reastuarant opened on the corner of Battlefield Boulevard and Albermarle Drive, 11 years later it became a Dairy Queen.  It has been a Great Bridge Icon ever since.  The years had been hard on the structure until last year when it was purchased and completely renovated by David and Lynn Seidman.  I can tell you the place is spotless with murals that backdrop all new furniture and fixtures.  Through the month of February, If you mention my web site, you will receive $2 dollars off of a delicious Valentine's Day Cake or $2 off of any 10 inch cake made custom for any occasion, plus you receive a FREE small cone when you pick-up your cake .  Check-out more Deals at http://www.markcareyschesapeake.com/new.html




James Marvin Etheredge Farm

This is the first barn built on the James Marvin Etheredge Farm located off of Great Bridge Boulevard.  It It The orginal part was built in the 1850s.  The addition to the left was added in later years.  This is just one of many scenes from this 310 acre farm that you will see in the coming weeks.  My thanks to James Etheredge for the tour and info. 



Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene! One hint...1 logo!


January 9, 2000

Dozier's Corner

This is the second Dozier's Market building.  I. R. Dozier opened the original store in 1890 at the corner of Great Bridge Boulevard and Dozier's Corner.   The store pictured was built across the street from the original store.  It was operated by the Dozier family as a general merchandise store.  The old building was converted into a feed and seed store.  As the business thrived they decided to build a bigger store adjacent to the second which was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the Military Highway and Dozier's Corner interchange of I-464.  My thanks to Norman Dozier of Captains Court for his submission.  If you have any old or odd photos of Chesapeake, send them to me atů



Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene! One hint...2 logos!


January 2, 2000

Snowballs in SunRay

This 1958 snow scene is from Sunray Avenue in Bowers Hill.
The home was bought for $800 in 1948 by newlyweds, Stephen & Jennie Cichorz, who had the building moved
to a new foundation on land given to them by Stephen's father, Jan Cichorz. The move and finish work cost an additional $700.  The children pictured are, Becky Cichorz (Williams) on the sliegh, Keith Cichorz, standing behind her, and their two cousins, Toni (next to Keith) and Barbara Ann Jaskowiak. Stephen, a butcher by trade, celebrated his 79th birthday last week and is still working 3-4 days a week at his son, Keith's, Battlefield Boulevard Chick-Fil-A. My thanks to Owen Williams for the photo and information.  If you have any old or odd photos, send them to me and maybe you'll see them here. Check-out my web site at
www.markcarey'schesapeake.com and don't forget to look for the hidden logos.


Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene! One hint...2 logos!


December 26, 1999

This stone well has been filled in for more than 50 years, but its charm grabbed me as I drove by it at 4202 Bainbridge Boulevard. My mom told me, on their farm, they used to lower jugs of tea and lemonade down on ropes into the cool well water to keep the beverages cold for when they wanted a refreshing break from the heat.


Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene! One hint...2 logos!


December 19, 1999

I was tipped off that Santa Claus was cruising around Chesapeake this week by Bill Humphries of Ashley Drive. Bill told me Santa said Dasher had the week off to nurse a cold, so Santa barrowed Bill's 1600cc Yamaha Roadstar to check on who was being good in Chesapeake. Santa handled the cycle very well, but don't worry...the twin cylinder, largest factory made engine's horse power is no match for his pals!


Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene!


December 12, 1999

Ted Nettles

In June of 1944, Ted Nettles was only twenty years old when he found this fawn during the clearing of land at the Big Entry Farm in Deep Creek, off of Martin Johnson Road. He named her Lena and fed her a formula while he raised her in a horse stable. After about a year, Lena would run free, but would always return when he whistled for her. The last time she was seen was just before Christmas, 1951, when she was spotted with another deer in a moonlit, snow-covered field. There was a strange red glow coming from the nose of the other deer. Bobby Cahoon, who related this story...or most of it, said when the two deers touched noses, they both turned into sparkling snowflakes that flew up into the crisp night sky. My thanks to David Nettles for his information.




Central Service Station

This week's scene is from Janet Hoover. Harrison Vincent Moulton got his start in the late 20s by operating a general store at "The Rainbow Inn," located at the corner of what is now Kempsville Rd. and Battlefield Blvd. (where the 7-11 is). He rented the store from his brother in law, Rochester Trulove. In the early 30s, he purchased approx 5 acres of land from Guy Commander for $300. The land used to be strawberry fields. In 1932, he built "Central Service Station." at what was then Route 3, Box 95 B, Norfolk County, VA. He was the original owner of the store that had a small butcher shop where he was the butcher. The store was heated with an pot bellied stove and you could get a drink from an ice-water cooled drink box to enjoy with penny candy. Beer was 10 cent per bottle, Esso gas was about 16 cents a gallon and kerosene went for 6 cent per gallon. Rocking chairs rested on wooden floors, waiting for visitors to come in and sit a spell. Harrison extended credit to families of the community and they would pay him back at the end of the week when they got paid. The station was also the local school bus stop because it had a canopy to protect the children in poor weather. When Harrison passed away in 1952, he left the store to his wife Rena who in turn left it to her youngest son Jack Moulton Sr. Upon his death, it went to his estate, so essentially the property is still owned by the Moulton family. Progress called for the store to be torn down shortly before Wendy's was built in the early to middle 80's. The old Model T in the picture was Harrison's, he purchased it for $15 and sold it 1 year later for $25. My thanks go to Janet and her family for the info. The scene looks like a Happy Thanksgiving for all. That's my wish for you!























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