The Ledge House & Canal House

280 Henry Clay Street, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 25425, United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Harpers Ferry

1836. Living in a Log House in the 21st Century

A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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... first Europeans settled here.

It seems to be a feeling a segment of American culture still feels--this desire to still feel connected with our rugged pineer past. The feel that we could still rough it and live off the land...

Just a small village feel to the Main Street--but it still has that feel of the Main Street of ...

A Lovely Walk!!!

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... Civil war and changes sides in the middle, large floods of late 1800's and early 1900's destroy town and it never really recovers... Today is tourist attraction.

Longer version for those interested as I was.
1734 - Guy called Robert Harper (Scot) bought land and started a ferry, pretty simple eh!!
1785 - Geo Washington visits the area and declares that it was worth crossing the Atlantic for this view. I have to ...

Harpers Ferry

A travel blog entry by andreatravels

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... Ohio canal. The canal used a system of dozens of locks, culverts, and aqueducts to bring coal down along the Potomac from the mountains. The trail follows along parallel to the canal for a while. The Shenandoah River also had a canal running parallel to it.



After our short hike on the AT, we looked around the two main streets of historic Harpers Ferry, Shenandoah ...

Great Allegheney Passage Bike Trip – Day 1

A travel blog entry by mcgovern

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... 10:30am, and we have rode 10 miles! Everyone is still positive, but I know I will be paying for this mistake in another 6 hours!

After a snack, we restart our ride, this time following the correct trail. It rained the night before, so there are many puddles and 1-inch mud spots that cross the whole trail. Overall the condition is not too bad, but there is quite a lot of swerving and navigating around these ...

Harper's Ferry

A travel blog entry by asargent

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... including the town's mayor. Realizing that he was not able to escape, Brown took is remaining hostages into the firehouse later to be known as John Brown's Fort.

On October 18th Colonel Robert E. Lee arrived and under his leadership they were able to stifle the rebellion of Brown and his party. However, this was not before Brown shot his gun and killed a member of the militia and he himself was stabbed in the abdomen.

Brown ...

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