Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harpers Ferry.......history made interesting...


 Hey I was the one who insisted we climb 3000 steps to see Jackson's Rock!!  Wait for me!!
Can never pass ironwork like this without taking pic and wishing I had some!
Maintenance man was happy-ready to leave after going to the spot where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and West Virginia-Maryland and Virginia all meet!!  History!!

The Shenandoah River goes rushing by..........................


Guy fascinated by the rifles.........
Looking towards  tunnel in Maryland where the train comes out-going over the river to West Virginia!
I did make in to the top--and that was no small feat-for me anyway!!!
The firehouse where John Brown and his 21 men battled their last stand.....he's generally believed to be the leading reason for the beginning of the Civil War-his protest and stand made slavery come to the forefront...........
Of course you know-the man-had to climb higher then me.....geeze..........

 
Can you believe all these steps were carved right out of the rocks-many many years ago........
Got this little cross stitch sampler in the bookstore

The deer were everywhere in W.Virginia!  We were walking on the stairs to Jackson's Rock and these 2 didn't even mind-never stopped grazing-just occassionally looked up to keep one eye on us.........







 Love the village of Harpers Ferry!



11 comments:

Trace4J said...

Wonderful post friend!
You did it!
Loved the photos too.
Blessings Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

TexWisGirl said...

the steps into the rock are amazing! and those deer! whew!

Peggy said...

You find the most awesome places to visit! Glad you take photos cause at least I can pretend I was there with you. LOL

Traveling Bells said...

Beautiful country. Love seeing the deer. MM said that a mama and baby crossed in front of him on our road this morning...

Lynne said...

I enjoyed your history pictorial. Love the iron fences and the awesome hand carved steps. Amazing!

Michaele said...

Oh how I would love to soak up all that history. Thanks for the journey. Loved the one of you on the rock - and the last one too.

GardenofDaisies said...

This sounds like my kind of trip! I love when I can combine a beautiful view and history.

smilla4blogs said...

I enjoyed this post so much! We were in Harpers Ferry two years ago researching my husband's great grandfather who was taken prisoner by confederate soldiers. It was early spring with heavy mist and I remember the deer everywhere!

Lili said...

Loved your victory pose Rain! Awesome place and history. ~Lili

Kelly said...

I loved the pics. WV is a beautiful state. I love visiting historical sites. I hate to admit it but I am a graveyard visitor too. So much to learn from our past, if only we would.

Jennifer Gail said...

Tennessee is not in red you might have to do soething about that:)