Harpers Ferry KOA
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHarpers Ferry KOA
This is a really nice KOA, not the stereotypical campground in a field. Very wooded, quiet, has some elements of civil war history mixed in among the campsites, close to the historical park. Nice facilities. Worth taking a look at.
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Well, on Sunday, we had planned to head to Shenandoah National Park on Monday, but decided instead to go to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. We stopped for lunch and the server told us about the National Historical Park that was located in Harpers Ferry, along with some other stuff, so we thought we'd spend a day there first, then route through the …
... 8217;t see it as such.
Harpers Ferry’s location gave it a good supply of hydro
power for mills and the second U.S. Armory was established there by George
Washington in the late eighteenth century. It was part of that armory complex
that John Brown and 21 of his supporters seized in October 1859 with the intent
of distributing arms to slaves to start a revolt. The raid was put down by the
army and ...
... great to meet cool people and learn a little about the trail at the same time. Unfortunately he was doing a short hike, so our time talking was cut short. There was not much left to hike, before reaching the shelter......but we were surprised with a baby bird in a nest! He was cute, and there was an unhatched egg next to him. I took a quick photo and hiked on. We made it to the next shelter about 15 mibutes later - the section hikers we met last week were there! ...
... Or AA
In 1850 the population was 2801, with 2499 whites and 147 freed AA, with 155 slaves
Todays population is 307 - the racial split now is 94% white, 4% AA and 1% NA (Native American)
One story which fascinates was about a slave who was allowed to buy his own time from his female master to allow him to prosper and buy his freedom. After amassing $1400, he tried to buy his wife and children but the law said ...
... and still managed to meet the 50 pound weight limit. At least, I hope I did. My scale says it is under 50, but my scale was also $19 from Target. But I am inclined to be hopeful. Either way, it is all stuff I need. Normally when I travel overseas it is for vacation, so I just throw in some PJ’s and a few t-shirts and shorts and I’m all set. But this time I have to actually look good, so I ...