Harpers Ferry

Pre-1863 Virginia map

Courtesy of the Virginia Historical society

John Brown’s raid, 150 years ago, was a practical failure with massive ramifications. It lit the fuse leading to the Civil War, and, as MARY MILEY THEOBALD writes, set in motion the creation of the 35th state, “West, by God, Virginia.” more

Nov 20, 2009 10:05 AM Culture


Jeff Greenough

Some of the toughest AT terrain can be found in the 50 miles between Front Royal and Harpers Ferry. As writer Suzanne Gannon found after hiking it over five days, there are temperature shifts, treacherous climbs and, if you’re lucky, “trail angels” t more

Sep 11, 2009 11:52 AM Travel

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