Yesterday Mary and I drove about 100 miles through four different states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Along the way we spent a nice three hours roaming around Harpers Ferry (West Virginia) National Park. Harpers Ferry was a critical crossroads during the Civil War and changed hands eight times during those times. There’s a lot of history here.
I started taking photographs in 1974. I went back through my old photos and cannot find any of Harpers ferry which means I was last here in pre-1974. Also, I remembered the streets in Harpers Ferry to be steep and narrow. So we left the motorhome in Charles Town, West Virginia and drove the six miles in the Bronco to Harpers Ferry. Good thing as there was absolutely no place in Harpers Ferry where I could have parked the motorhome.
This kiosk sign describes the park.
This painting depicts Harpers Ferry circa 1860 at the beginning of the Civil War.
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Here’s the official government website link…
Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Harpers Ferry, West Virginia…
We parked in a VFW parking lot at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where we will tour the Gettysburg National Military Park today. Here’s a photo taken at our parking site…
The view from our motorhome in the VFW parking lot at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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