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... darn delicious. We finished the meal by splitting fried cheesecake bites that we dipped in chocolate sauce. Okay so we ate like pigs but we split everything so at least it wasn't as bad as it could have been and we got in that great workout. Justified pigging out! At the end of the night we were stuffed with food, the Pats had conquered the Broncos and we were ready for bed. Another night and another ...
... 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 ...
in all wars (Revolution, War of 1812, and Mexican War) up until the Civil War.
Watching the film at the visitor center and the descriptions
of what took place at the stops along the battlefield drive it seems like the
huge number of casualties resulted from some very bad military strategy on both
sides, especially the Union side which had superior force strength. The
descriptions of the soldiers marching in formation ...
... land nearby...
Well, it turns out this was an important transportation route back in the late 1700s. Wagons carrying supplies to folks across the mountain had to stop here and the supplies were put on pack horses to carry across the mountain--and Buchanan's dad ran a trading post here. Gettin' around wasn't easy back then...
Nearby are a couple of plaques that try to put Buchanan's life and presidency in a positive light putting the blame on the media ...
... in the house... chilling out on their run down porches.
No great historic discoveries here. There is the house of Belle Boyd, a female spy working for the South. Later, as the story goes, she was capture on here way to Europe with letters from the Confederate president--but then she talked her captor out of imprisoning her--and he eventually married her.
Sounds like the makings of a movie to me...
A couple ...