HARPER’S FERRY AT NIGHT
Founded at the gateway to the west at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harper’s Ferry sits nestled on a hillside and in time became a symbol of conflict and endurance.
CSX D789 passes through Harpers Ferry’s Lower Town across the 1850’s wooden trestle built by the Winchester and Potomac Railroad. The train is taking 105 cars of wheat destined for Winchester, VA just after midnight on March 26, 2017. The structure was necessary to avoid the occasional high waters that rage through the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. It was shortened at it’s east end to rebuild the right of way in order to connect with the 1894 B&O bridge by using fill and a single deck bridge.
HISTORIC HARPER’S FERRY, POTOMAC STREET
OVERLOOKING HARPER’S FERRY: From the grounds of the Harper House, the buildings nearest are along High Street, to the right, Shenandoah Street. One can make out the oblisk moment where the engine house originally stood on the embankment opposite Potomac Street.
JOHN BROWN’S FORT: Harper’s Ferry, WV – The United States armory engine house today sits at the end of Potomac and Shenandoah Streets. Its original location is marked by an monument on the railroad embankment that was built in the 1890’s after the B&O purchased the grounds.
HIGH STREET, UPPER TOWN, HARPER’S FERRY
TAVERN MENU: Harpers Ferry – White Hall tavern served US arsenal employees right up until the Civil War. This is an example. Of what the menu would have been.
HOUSE ON A BLUFF, HARPER’S FERRY
Lower Town in Harper’s Ferry, WV
POTOMAC STREET, HARPER’S FERRY
HIGH STREET, LOWER TOWN, HARPER’S FERRY
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Harper’s Ferry, WV
UP ON THE HILL: Harper’s Ferry- Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church stands tall over the Lower Town.
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church stands tall above the lower town and Shenandoah Street in Harper’s Ferry, WV.
It’s 1862 and the streets of Harper’s Ferry are silent as news of the Confederate Invasion reaches the town. Soon War will once again disrupt the lives of this quaint little town at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
Looking towards Maryland Heights in the distance.