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John Brown's Body Lies A Mouldering in the Grave

A Visit to Harpers Ferry West Virginia

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I hadn't been to Harpers Ferry since 1980 and it was very different from what I remembered. Still very cool though, and certainly a historical significant place. I really need to get a good pair of walking shoes though because what I have now just isn't cutting it! There are a lot more areas of the National Park to see than I remember, that's for sure. In a one of these pictures, you can see what looks like netting over the front of a building. There was a lot of that going on, so it really was hard to get a decent 'atmosphere' shot, and a place like Harpers Ferry has a ton of atmosphere. http://www.nps.gov/hafe

The building with the arched window was a stronghold for some of John Brown's men when he staged an unsuccessful slave uprising in town. I need to start writing down some of these facts so I can report them more accurately, but I believe it was the only building left that was part of that incident. The stairway leads up to the higher part of town, which I didn't go to, but will next time, when I will hopefully have those comfy shoes! It was cool to see the houses up there, even from a distance. The last picture was a building that is built right into the rock face.

I like rocks, I also like ruins, so if you continue to read this blog, you will see them whenever available! :-)


Posted by NancyA 17:16 Archived in USA

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