Harper’s Ferry 1871

Harpers Ferry is where three States converge on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The town looks much the way it did up until the early 20th century. There are no modern hotels and gas stations around. It has not been commercialized. John Brown lead his raiders into Harper’s Ferry and history. There is a book written by one of the town’s people. It tells of the events and many of the folks who lived there in the 1860′s. I have visited there many times and found a Harper tomb stone in sorry condition in the old cemetery up on the hill over looking the rivers. The States that share the river shores there are West Virginia. Maryland, and Virginia. The story of John Brown at Harpers Ferry is fascinating. These days the river is pretty shallow at this bend in the river. There were also floods that swept part of the city and people away
I was trying out my quill pen when I wrote the “Harpers Ferry 1871″ words on the sketch. This sketch is not very accurate.

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