On Nov. 15, Charlie Clark, a friend to Arlington County, our libraries, local historian and journalist, died after a brief illness.
"Charlie was a community 'weaver,' one of those special people who knit community together," said Diane Kresh. "He was a great friend to the library. You could find him researching in the Center for Local History. As a local historian, he was featured in our programs throughout the years. Earnest and thorough, Charlie was a consummate storyteller, drawing out others to get to the heart of the matter."
In addition to his day job, he served as "Our Man in Arlington" columnist for the Falls Church News-Press for years. He wrote several books on the history of Arlington including, "Arlington County Chronicles," "Hidden History of Arlington" and "Lost Arlington County." Kresh and Clark were both fellow graduates of Yorktown High School.
Charlie is gone but not forgotten. Thank you for being "our man in Arlington."