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The 'Father' of Reston

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Bob Simon, founder of the town of Reston, Va., and the statue of him the town erected in his honor.
David Schultz
Bob Simon, founder of the town of Reston, Va., and the statue of him the town erected in his honor.

Real estate magnate Bob Simon is known as the father of Reston, Va. In the early 1960s, he bought up the Fairfax County farmland where the bustling suburb now exists and created a community from scratch. David Schultz talks with Simon about his vision for Reston, and what it's like to live in a town that contains a bronze statue of yourself.

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