Harpers Ferry

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Har·pers Ferry

A town of extreme northeast West Virginia at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. It was the scene of John Brown's rebellion (1859), in which he briefly seized the US arsenal here. The town changed hands a number of times during the Civil War.
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(or Har′per's) Fer′ry

(ˈhɑr pərz)
a town in NE West Virginia at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers: site of John Brown's raid 1859. 361.
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Noun1.Harpers 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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