Saturday, August 11, 2012

Harper's Ferry

Nathan and I took a day to trip to Haper's Ferry, West Virginia today. There are so many fun places to go to near here! It was only an hour drive and there is so much history there. It is mostly known because of John Brown. He attempted to start a slave uprising but they were stopped by federal troops. It put the slave question at the front of politics and was an important precursor to the Civil War.

 It is so green EVERYWHERE out here. I guess I am just not used to it! It's gorgeous.

There was a candy store that was basically a candy museum. Had different candies all the way from the 1700's. Here Nathan is drinking a soda called Dandelion and Burdock from the 1800's.

Enjoying some ice cream at an old fashion ice cream shop.

Union troops

John Brown's fort

the general store

This was an old pulp mill that made paper.

It was a fun little trip and we look forward to many more!


  1. um hi your pictures look great. do you edit them these days? looking good!!

  2. Better than reading it in textbooks! Soak it up.

  3. nice pics! Pick some fun stuff for when I come out in 3.5 weeks!