Haymarket - boy has it changed
Haymarket was once a town of fewer than 300 folks. One square mile with more than 75 used car dealerships... Orndorf's Truck Stop is now a Sheetz. The Bloom grocery store sits right where a pond once was. The pond had a nice thick layer of oil on top as this was the alledged dumping ground from oil changes at the truck stop.
At the intersection of Rt.15 and 55 there used to be just a stop sign with a flashing light on top. Now it's a fairly major intersection, with a real stop light... Where I66 is now, used to be a Christmas tree farm.
Gone is Gossom's Hardware, Haymarket Grocery and the Old Post Office in the little white building that once upon a time was the town's pharmacy.
Gone too is Antioch McRea Elementary School, where many of us attended Kindergarten and First Grade. Soon they will tear down Gainesville Elementary, which many years prior had been the only High School in the area. Presently it's known as Pace West. Soon it will be a whole new building...