#HarpersFerryNPS

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Had a great conversation with @mulchthief of the Justseeds cooperative about the Invisibles of the Harpers Ferry raid and my residency last fall. Check it out if you are so inclined; I really enjoyed this conversation. It is, as they say, linked in bio. And if you are not hip to @justseeds , their work and their purpose, get so now! Been a fan for a LONG time and being put on their blog is no small honor. Cheers, all! — #historyfrombelow #peopleshistory #justseeds #artistinresidence #residency #history #art #artist #painting #portraiture #americanhistory #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #abolitionist #johnbrown #stencil #stencilism #stencils #arts #artistlife #stencilart #spraypaint #findyourpark #nps #nationalpark #abolitionism #contemporaryart #process #processpic #contemporaryartist
Trees not only bring us beauty, but are the anchor of rich life on this planet. . Snowfall makes them stand out and I find myself contemplating and appreciating them more. By the end of the Civil War, most of the trees in Harpers Ferry were gone, most cut down to make charcoal or for firewood. Now disease and invasive pests threaten an increasing number of species, in addition to deforestation and other phenomena caused directly or indirectly by man. Let’s study, protect and preserve them while we still have them. . . . #Trees #at2019 #harpersferry #protecttrees #preservetrees #preserveourplanet #harpersferrynps #gratitude
Jefferson Rock , Harpers Ferry West Virginia
My son and I.
Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry. The sun finally came out so we went out! ☀️ 🌞 🥾 . #walk #hike #shenandoah #river #sunshine #sunshine 🌞 #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #flooding
Vacation breaks are best times to catch up on readings or travel or sometimes both, not necessarily in any particular order. Got an opportunity to travel to Harpers Ferry in West Virginia with no prior knowledge about significance of the place. Later on after some light readings, I realised the historical importance of it with regards to the US Civil War (1861-65) and subsequent abolition of slavery. Pic 1: Is ground where an armoury existed, seized by John Brown (abolitionist) and 21 man “army of liberation” in 1859. Consequently, he was brought to trial and later executed for treason and conspiracy. It was a short-lived raid but, his trial and execution focused nation’s attention to the moral issue of slavery and headed the country to Civil War. Thus, in many ways seeds of Civil War was sowed in Harpers Ferry. Pic 2: The convergence of two rivers (Potomac and Shenandoah) and two rail routes along with presence of US Armoury gave rise to economic and industrial growth to the area which lasted till the Civil War. The armoury is considered as the earliest examples of military-industrial complex of which US is still a favourable recipient and a major exporter of arms in this 21st Century. Video: Today, only the railway line remains as an active reminder of town’s rich historical, industrial and transportation heritage. #ushistory #history #civilwar #civilwarhistory #armoury #railway #railroad #railroadtracks #railwaybridge #river #rivers #industry #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #wv #countryroad #countryroadstakemehome #travel #education
Named for Robert Harper and his early ferry service over the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, this small town has almost too much historical significance to briefly mention right now. The location must have made a great impression on a younger George Washington who organized later for a Federal Armory and Arsenal to be constructed here (the only other being Springfield, Massachusetts). In 1859, John Brown initiated a slave revolt at the US Armory (monument shown in foreground), which intensified the issue on slavery and helped move the country closer to the Civil War. During the Civil War, occupation of the town changed hands 8 times and became the northern-most Confederate controlled territory. The capturing of the town played a part in forcing the battle at Antietam (Sharpsburg, Maryland) which is the single most deadly day in US military history. Other quick mentions: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Appalachian Trail --- Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia --- #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #johnbrown #georgewashington #smalltown #history #appalachiantrail #stonewalljackson #robertelee #americancivilwar #thecivilwar #westvirginiaphotographer #maryland #antietam #civilwarphotography #americanhistory #nps #nationalhistoricpark #westvirginia #shenandoahvalley #visitwv #westva #union #confederate #thomasjefferson #lewisandclark #findyourpark #civilwarhistory
🗓️ December 29th, 2018 || Saturday morning done right...🏞️🌄☕ || 📍 @harpersferrynps || #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #westvirginia #saturdaymorninghike #hiking #historicpark ||
Like a model train village, Harpers Ferry NHP is full of explorations around each corner. ••••• Thanks to Pradeep @ralph_gone_turbo_ for the fun. ——-- It was so much fun playing around with #tiltshift lens, even the cheapest of glass never failed to surprise me. ——- #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #harpersferry #harpersferrynps
Please note: the footbridge over the Potomac River reopened this morning. Be aware that the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park towpath is a bit rough directly across from Harpers Ferry. . Also, the restrooms in the park’s Lower Town buildings have reopened. . As always, thank you all for your interest in Harpers Ferry NHP. We hope you enjoy visiting your national parks here! . (NPS Photos/Arena) -ahc . #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #flooding
Please note the following regarding flooding in Harpers Ferry: . As of 3pm on 12/16/18, the footbridge over the Potomac River, connecting Lower Town Harpers Ferry to Maryland, is closed due to flooding on the towpath. This closure impacts access to the Appalachian Trail, the C&O Canal towpath, and Maryland Heights. . As you can see from the second photo, the water is already beginning to cover the towpath. . Also note that all of the restrooms in the national park buildings in Lower Town are closed due to the flood waters impacting a nearby pump station. . If you have any questions about these closures, feel free to comment here and we’ll address them as soon as we can. . We also suggest you check out this National Weather Service link to see updates on the river levels, predicted crest, and impacts of certain levels: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?gage=hfew2&wfo=lwx . (NPS Photos/Arena) -ahc . #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #flooding
The Shenandoah Pulp Factory. Built in 1887 and wiped out by the record flood in 1936. It produced wood pulp for the paper industry. These ruins reveal the last remnant of water powered industry in Harpers Ferry. • • #virginia #va #westvirginia #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #harpersferrynationalpark #nationalparkservice #nps #nps100 #nationalparks #findyourpark #hiking #hike #outdoors #camping #hikingadventures #mountain #trekking #wilderness #backpacking #getoutside #optoutside #climbing #trail #instanature #travelling #traveler #tourism #travelingram
Ben thinks it’s a spiritual orb, I think it’s a reflection on my camera phone. Still a cool yet creepy picture. #harpersferrywv #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #westvirginia #smile #nature #civilwarhistory #christmastime #catholic #catholichurch #faith #haunted #spiritualorb #ghost
The beautiful town of Harper's Ferry through snow. I think I could live here. #harpersferrynps #johnbrownraid #whatapieceofhistory
Lewis and Clark were here. This part of my life has been filled with their story and I've been able to see quite a lot of their route. It has been very cool thus far. #harpersferrynps #lewisandclarkexpedition
Celebrating new and old friends #harpersferrynps #npslife
“The Other One” ..named, not numbered. #OptOutside @harpersferrykoa
Anybody know what this says? In 1799 the United States armory and arsenal was built here. I can make out powder at the bottom. It was on the rock cliff over looking Harpers Ferry West Virginia. • • #virginia #va #westvirginia #harpersferry #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #harpersferrynationalpark #nationalparkservice #nps #nps100 #nationalparks #findyourpark #hiking #hike #outdoors #camping #hikingadventures #mountain #trekking #wilderness #backpacking #getoutside #optoutside #climbing #trail #instanature #travelling #traveler #tourism #travelingram
Water Gap of the Potomac . Thomas Jefferson once said that the sight of this was worthy of a trip across the Atlantic. Today, Harpers Ferry's popularity has grown immensely. Attracting locals and tourists alike, it is common to see people from all across the globe here. #wv #gotowv #wildandwonderful #westvirginia #agameoftones #outdoors #adventure #blueridge #blueridgemountains #mountains #almostheaven #autumn 🍁 #autumn #mountainstate #fall #nationalpark #sunrise_sunsets #sunset_vision #sunset_hub #sunset #travelphotography #travelphotography #travelgram #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #landscapephotography #earthpics #instadaily #instagood #history
Harper’s Ferry, aren’t you just the cutest?!?! • What’s the best thing to happen to me in 2018? This friendship. Thank you, @robbie2749 for introducing us. • This is from the main observation point at Maryland Heights Hike. Completely worth all the “stairs” and incline. ❕ ❕ #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #marylandheights #maryland #westvirginia #appalachiantrail #DCblogger #shockerinDC #igdc #washingtondc #acreativedc #walkwithlocals #dcliving #wanderlust #passionpassport #thehappynow #thediscoverer #exploremore #stayandwander #girlslovetravel #girlswhotravel #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #lonelyplanet #lifeofadventure #letsgosomewhere #wearetravelgirls #thatsdarling #folkmagazine
I'm still figuring out the lay of the land in Harpers Ferry. We were walking on Potomac Street this afternoon, and I was surprised to see old Anthony Hall (which is the main Storer College building just up the street from our place; upper left). The large building in the foreground (right) is the back of Zion Baptist Church, which the Historic Town Foundation is working to restore. #storercollege #harpersferrynps #experienceharpersferry #harpersferrywv @hfpassociation
DAY TRIP: Harper’s Ferry makes for a great day trip for getting out of the city and away from the holiday hustle and bustle. It’s got a cute downtown, great hikes and this awesome view. Plus, you feel great when you make it to the top. 💪 . . Want to plan your own trip to Harper’s Ferry from DC? I give parking and trail tips on the blog (link in bio). . . 📷: @rsd_1188
Down in the #harpersferrynps section today, we watched a shooting demo and learned some new #harpersferrywv history we hadn't heard before. #civilwarhistory #livinghistory #harpersferrynationalpark @hfpassociation #wondergrams #jcwv #experienceharpersferry
Elvis the Bark Ranger. Elvis getting deputized as Bark Ranger by Rosie the official BARK Ranger @harpersferrynps Rosie’s BARK rules: Bag your poop Always wear a leash. Respect wildlife Know where you can go. Good rules whether or not you’re in a #nationalpark #whosagoodboy #elvispresley #elvisthedog #elvis #goldenretriever #redfoxlab #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog @fraserfer #barkranger #harpersferrynps
One of my favorite places. 💜 #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv
Harper’s Ferry is a great little place for a day trip or weekend getaway from DC. Beautiful little town with fun shops, cafes, restaurants, a brewery (heard great things about), and hikes. • This is from the main observation point at Maryland Heights Hike. Completely worth all the “stairs” and incline. 📷: @wessmatthews ❕ ❕ #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #marylandheights #maryland #westvirginia #appalachiantrail #DCblogger #shockerinDC #igdc #washingtondc #acreativedc #walkwithlocals #dcliving #wanderlust #passionpassport #thehappynow #thediscoverer #exploremore #stayandwander #girlslovetravel #girlswhotravel #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #lonelyplanet #lifeofadventure #letsgosomewhere #wearetravelgirls #thatsdarling #folkmagazine
Harper's Ferry, WV #harpersferrynps #candocanal #lock33
Ram Adventures. @harpersferrynps
Mmmm.. pig ears! @harpersferrykoa
🔊I have really started to enjoy making these short videos of the places I have been visiting. Each time I learn a few more camera and editing tricks. This adventure was to Harpers Ferry WV where I hiked Maryland Heights Trail and explored the lower village. It was a pretty cold day, but the hike was enough to warm me up. This village is rich in history and quite picturesque. Thanks again @thaispicy for coming along and helping with some shots. The music was put together cutting up loops in Garage Band which has been a good solution for short IG videos. #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #visitwestvirginia #visitmaryland #virginiaisforlovers #dmv #findyourpark #visitwashingtondc #mydccool #dmv .area #dmvfollowers #sonyalpha #a7riii #zhiyuncrane2
Great weekend Glamping in this cabin with friends and pups! 🐶 🐶 @harpersferrykoa #OptOutside
Tired pups
In #1859 , #Abolitionist #JohnBrown and his men broke into the second #UnitedStatesArmory and barricaded himself in the armory’s firehouse. He held slave owners as hostages and attempted to arm slaves to start an #Uprising . When John Brown barricaded himself in this #GovernmentBuilding , several United States Marines went in and captured him. He was hung for what he did and not long after his death, the #AmericanCivilWar broke out. #RoadToTheCivilWar #CivilWar #HarpersFerry #JohnBrownsFort #WestVirginia #WV #Building #BrickBuilding #USHistory #History #Historic #HistoricBuilding #Old #Structure #America #HallowedGround #AmericanLandmark #Activist #AmericanActivist #nationalparkgeek #harpersferrynps
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