Good Citizen's League
The League was a loosely organized social and political organization comprised of about twenty of the county's wealthiest and most prominent residents - including William Ball, Crandal Mackey, and Frank Lyon. Many of their aims centered on bringing more municipal improvements to the county, as a part of the broader Southern Progressive Movement. The group famously armed themselves and attacked saloons in Rosslyn on May 30, 1904 in an effort to rid the county of institutions and individuals they deemed undesirable. Here, Mackey stands on the porch of a saloon.
Michael Lee Pope, "Shotgun Justice: One Prosecutor’s Crusade Against Crime and Corruption in Alexandria and Arlington" (Charles, London: The History Press, 2012).
“Good Citizen's League,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed May 30, 2023, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/77.