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Harpers Ferry

or Harper's Ferry

[hahr-perz]
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noun
  1. a town in NE West Virginia at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers: site of John Brown's raid 1859.
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British Dictionary definitions for harper's ferry

Harper's Ferry

noun
  1. a village in NE West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers: site of an arsenal seized by John Brown (1859). Pop: 302 (2003 est)
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harper's ferry in Culture

Harpers Ferry

The place now in West Virginia where the militant abolitionist John Brown was captured in 1859, after he seized a federal arsenal there.

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