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Guess the City 147: Historic Edition 3

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Actually, this one is a pretty small town (less than 1,000 people) but it did play a significant role in American History and these are some great pictures.



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JNA said:
Harpers Ferry, W V

Yep, it is Harpers Ferry, WV, although when that one picture was taken of the blown up bridge, it may have still been part of Virginia.

Here are a couple more photos

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And why did Harpers Ferry, WV, have an important role in the American History? Please educate this Canuck.
 

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Hceux said:
And why did Harpers Ferry, WV, have an important role in the American History? Please educate this Canuck.

Well, I need to brush up a little on my Civil War History, but I believe that abolishonist John Brown raided the town just before the Civil War in 1860, when the town was still part of Virginia. (West Virginia didn't become a state until 1863). I'm not sure how much action the town saw during the war itself but one of the pictures I posted shows a bridge blown up sometime in 1862. The picture was allegedly taken under the supevision of renowned Civil War photograper Mathew Brady.

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During the Civil War the town of Harper's Ferry was a site in Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's Shanendoah Campsign. I think it may have also been the route used by Lee on the way to Gettysburg. I passed through once and would have like to have stopped, but it was during a snowstorm.
 
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