Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, sits in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of two rivers, the Potomac and Shenandoah. Without the influence of John Brown and his raiders, Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame, and Thomas Jefferson, Harpers Ferry might have remained a sleepy little village. Instead, it became a frequently contested location for troops during the Civil War and changed hands eight times. Many of the current shops and restaurants are housed in the restored original buildings, ...
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Overview


Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, sits in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of two rivers, the Potomac and Shenandoah. Without the influence of John Brown and his raiders, Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame, and Thomas Jefferson, Harpers Ferry might have remained a sleepy little village. Instead, it became a frequently contested location for troops during the Civil War and changed hands eight times. Many of the current shops and restaurants are housed in the restored original buildings, built in the 1800s. A visit to Harpers Ferry is like stepping back in time to the year 1859, because the town has been restored to that period. It has been designated a National Historical Park, with many buildings owned and maintained by the National Park Service.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738516080
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 962,168
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


After bringing their children to Harpers Ferry numerous times and falling in love with the town and its history, author Dolly Nasby and her husband decided to retire there. Dolly, a history major who graduated with honors from Hood College, has authored Images of America: Harpers Ferry, a volume that gives readers insight into the past, as well as the present-day charm of the town.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2005

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Images of America Series)

    Dolly Nasby did a fantastic job of creating a good photographic essay of the town. Using archival photos she shows the reader what the town was like years ago, in addition to including a few more recent photos to show what the town looks like today. After reading her book, I came away with a good understanding of the role that Harpers Ferry played in the history of the U.S. Well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Images of America Series)

    Having spent many vacation days in Harpers Ferry (and loving every day there), this book is like going back to have another visit. Filled with photos of the old days, the book takes the reader back to the early days of Harpers Ferry. The wonderful collection of archival photos is priceless. Where did the author find such wonderful images! And the historical facts that she includes in captions is remarkable! Wonderful job! Wonderful book! A must-have-book if you've ever been to Harpers Ferry and a must-have-book if you can't get there! A must-have-book period! And, it would make a wonderful gift for any history buff!

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