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Viet Nam Era Memorial

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Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Dedicated to the men and women who devotedly served their country in the Viet Nam Era

(War, Vietnam) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jacob Highbarger House

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Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Jacob Highbarger House 201 West Main Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1832

(Architecture) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Shepherd College / Shepherdstown

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Shepherd College Incorporated as Shepherd College, 1871. Chartered by act of the Legislature, Feb. 27, 1872, as the Shepherd College State Normal School. Name changed in 1931 to Shepherd State Teachers College and in 1943, . . .

(Colonial Era • Communications • Education • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Shepherdstown

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Shepherdstown, the oldest town in what is now West Virginia was incorporated as Mecklenburg in 1762, but was renamed Shepherd's Town in 1798 in honor of its founder Thomas Shepherd. From the French and Indian War to the . . .

(Colonial Era • Education • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Jefferson County / Maryland

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Jefferson County Formed in 1801 from Berkeley. Named for Thomas Jefferson. Home of Generals Gates, Darke, and Charles Lee. Here four companies of Washington's men organized. Shepherdstown was strongly urged as the seat of . . .

(Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Puffinbarger House

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
The Puffinbarger House 201 N. Princess St. has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1878

(Architecture) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Waterfront Commerce and the Mecklenburg Warehouse

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
An inspection of tobacco shall be...established on the lands of the said Abraham Shepherd to be called and known by the name of Mecklenburg warehouse. – Act of the Virginia Assembly, passed November 29, 1788. You are . . .

(Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Apollo Theater

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Martinsburg, West Virginia.
This theater was designed by Reginald Geare, architect for the well-known Knickerbocker Theater of Washington, D.C.

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

From Civil War to Civil Rights / Battle of Harpers Ferry

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near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
From Civil War to Civil Rights In 1862 Union soldiers forced Edmund Chambers, this farm's first owner (1848-1869), from his home. The farm became a battlefield, where Confederate General A.P. Hill struck the winning blow of . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Agriculture • Civil Rights • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

St. John Lutheran Church

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Built in 1850 Federal Hospital during Civil War

(Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mayors of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Harpers Ferry, Virginia - Charter from Virginia Legislature 1851 Jeremiah Fuss - 1851-1852 John C. Umseld - 1852-1853 Solomon V. Yantis - 1853-1855, 1879-1880, 1882-1885 George Mauzy - 1855-1857 Isaac Fouke - 1858-1859 . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Discover Harpers Ferry

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Enjoy over 3,000 acres of rivers, trails, and battlefields in historic Harpers Ferry Near the Visitor Center: Battlefields and Trails Experience Harpers Ferry's tumultuous past. Pick up park trail maps and guides at the . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Burned, Flooded, and Leveled

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The stone and brick walls in front of you show the outline of the Small Arsenal. The actual foundation of this former weapons storehouse lies below ground. In 1959 National Park Service archaeologists first excavated the . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • Anthropology & Archaeology • Architecture • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Weapons Under Fire

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
You are standing in Arsenal Square. Weapons made in the armory were carted here for storage in the two arsenal buildings from 1803 - 1861. The stone rectangle in the ground in front of you outlines the large arsenal built in . . .

(Architecture • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Spanish War Veterans

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
1898-1902 Cuba Philippine Islands Porto Rico U.S.A.

(War, Spanish-American) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

"The War That Ended Slavery"

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
"The War That Ended Slavery" Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, from his 1881 Storer College Commencement speech "I want to free all the negroes in this [slave] state ... if the citizens interfere with me I must only burn the . . .

(Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Education • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

Warehouse

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Completed in 1843 the two-story building that once stood here was used "for storing iron, steel, and other supplies." During the Civil War it was also used by Union forces for storage.

(Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Colonel Black Ranch House

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near Fort McKavett, Texas.
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Tailrace

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Water from the canal flowed through underground tunnels, turning water wheels and powering armory machinery before it exited through tailraces.

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Smith and Forging Shop

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Completed in 1848 this was the armory's largest building, nearly 100 yards long. Here workers forged iron into gun barrels and parts.

(Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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