Harper's Ferry


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Harper's Ferry

(ˈhɑːpəz)
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(Placename) a village in NE West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers: site of an arsenal seized by John Brown (1859). Pop: 302 (2003 est)
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Noun1.Harper's Ferry - a small town in northeastern West Virginia that was the site of a raid in 1859 by the abolitionist John Brown and his followers who captured an arsenal that was located there
Mountain State, West Virginia, WV - a state in east central United States
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They will walk from Old Anglers parking lot in Potomac, Maryland to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, along the banks of the Potomac River on the C&O Canal Towpath.
They describe five tour routes: Lee move north, McClellen responds, the Battle of Harper's Ferry, The Battle of South Mountain, and return to Virginia.
Only with the portrayal of the raid on Harper's Ferry and Brown's execution, as well as Thoreau's response to these events, is it clear who Brown is.
1800: John Brown, US abolitionist whose raid on Harper's Ferry armoury was one of the key triggers for the US Civil War, was born.
With graceful vigor, he traces Lee from his childhood to his days at West Point, his command in Mexico, his leadership at Harper's Ferry and ultimately to his decision to resign his commission in the U.S.
Contributors cover a wide variety of stories and reporting styles, including variations in the raids at Harper's Ferry and St.
Board on Geographic Names, which was established in 1890 to standardize map spellings, has a long-standing policy favoring names like "Pikes Peak" over "Pike's Peak" and "Harpers Ferry" over "Harper's Ferry." The reason behind the rule, the board says, is that the apostrophe implies private ownership of a public space.
John Brown streaked across American history like a meteor, burning brightly between his murder of five proslavery Kansans through his execution after his attempt to incite slave rebellion with his raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
Harper's Ferry Center is a co-winner for outstanding efforts to successfully incorporate the principles of universal design in the African Burial Ground National Monument visitor center exhibits.
truck donated by First Gear, Inc.; Kim Bertram, Wright City, Mo., and Ron Fagan, Dubuque, Iowa, drawings donated by Terp Creek; Ron Leas, Harper's Ferry, Iowa, scale model tractor donated by SpecCast Toys; Tom (ones, Ackworth, Iowa, John Deere blanket donated by Reinertson's Embroidery; Justin Lange, Mt.
It called for an initial order of 1,000 rifles and also stipulated the production would be carried out at the government arsenal at Harper's Ferry, where Hall would work as a contract supervisor.
The American Antiquarian Society begins a series of programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry with a lecture at 7:30 tonight in Antiquarian Hall, 185 Salisbury Street, by Bruce Ronda, author of "Reading the Old Man: John Brown in American Culture.