Harpers Ferry – West Virginia to Maryland Bridge

Harpers Ferry – West Virginia to Maryland Bridge

Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

Harpers Ferry WV was the scene of several significant historical events. John Brown’s slave rebellion is the most notable but this was also a key supply point for the Lewis and Clark expedition and “Thomas Jefferson Rock” was a vantage point from which Jefferson had written about the area. The city lies at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and is a popular tubing spot as well as home to Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

During your visit the steep uphill walk to Jefferson Rock and Harpers Ferry Cemetery is well worth the trip.

Also notable is one of the US’s most historic pieces of commercial graffiti on the rocks above the tracks – an advertisement for (I think) baking powder – over 100 years old..

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