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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Rising water on the Potomac River threatened the historic downtown of Harpers Ferry, a chronic target for flooding where the Shenandoah River flows into the Potomac, the National Park Service said.Teen dies trying to save mother from flood; tornado reported as Ida remnants arrive in D.C. region | Jasmine Hilton, Justin Wm. Moyer, Michael Ruane | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
They are still “considered rare in Maryland and West Virginia,” the Park Service said, adding that the young chick at Harpers Ferry is particularly special because it was the only one of three hatchlings to survive this spring.
“We have had a lot of years of not getting to this point so we’re absolutely thrilled,” said Mia Parsons, the Park Services’s chief of resources management at Harpers Ferry.
At Harpers Ferry, they have been known to frequent Maryland Heights, which sits on the Maryland side of the Potomac River near Elk Ridge, as far back as the late 1880s.
In February, experts noticed a pair were showing “courtship and breeding behaviors,” according to Matt Olear, a peregrine falcon expert and “citizen scientist” for the Park Service who helps to track the falcons at Harpers Ferry.
William B. Taliaferro was the commander of the Virginia Militia at Harpers Ferry.When Robert E. Lee Met John Brown and Saved the Union | Michael Korda | May 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was a recruit, who came to us at Harpers Ferry, in the winter of 1863-64.
Under the influence of the really great Latrobe, an iron span of 124 feet was built in 1852 at Harpers Ferry.The Modern Railroad | Edward Hungerford
On the morning of July 17 we broke camp and started for Harpers Ferry, thirty miles distant.A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry | Julian Wisner Hinkley
We started on our march to Clarksburg in the afternoon, to go by way of Harpers Ferry to take the cars there, to the former place.
Our regiment by daylight that morning crossed over to Harpers Ferry.
British Dictionary definitions for Harper's Ferry
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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Cultural definitions for Harpers Ferry
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