Harpers Ferry West Virginia

White Hall Tavern

Located in the historic town of Harpers Ferry West Virginia, site of the 1859 raid on the U S Armory, stands an old gathering place and watering hole for the local community, the White Hall Tavern. I was unable to find out when this building was actually constructed but learned that it was a very lively place during the 1850s. This establishment and the U S government were at odds for a time because of it's close proximity to the armory, meaning that armory workers likely spent a lot of time there and were in less than ideal working condition upon their return. Imagine that.  :-)

Today, the building stands as it appears below, including those shabby curtains in the windows. I took the liberty of removing modern-day items like parking signs, cones and bollards that detract from it's 1850s look. There was also a distinct black mark across the front, where there had once been a covered porch, roof or an extended front entrance of some sort.

This historic town remains true to the time period of it's fame for the most part.

Thanks for visiting!

White Hall Tavern
White Hall Tavern
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Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry

Part of the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry West Virginia includes an old B & O railroad bridge that crosses the Potomac River, at the confluence of the Shenandoah River. The structure was built in 1893 by the Penncoyd Bridge & Construction Company, which built many open truss bridges during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today's post shows a view from the footbridge that runs parallel the tracks, looking east toward both Maryland and Virginia. In this tri-state area you can drive to all 3 states in about 5 minutes.

The Potomac flows from the left of this image, passing below the bridge and flowing into the Shenandoah, seen to the right.

On the other side of the footbridge you can see the Harpers Ferry Tunnel, carved right into the mountain.

Rusted and showing it's age at 118, the bridge remains quite a structure.

Thanks for all the visits and comments, I really appreciate it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

B & O Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry
B & O Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry
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Covered Wagon

In a previous post I mentioned how I was fortunate enough to explore the historic district of Harpers Ferry West Virginia and pretty much had the town to myself. Many of the buildings there were quite old but had been refurbished, while keeping their originality in-tact. This was such a cool place to explore. The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry and I was able to walk along the trail from West Virginia to Maryland in a matter of minutes. I passed a sign that pointed north to Maine, 1165 miles away and south to Georgia, which was 1013 miles. Made for a nice reference point but no one I know will walk that distance, least off all me. :-)

Below is an image of a covered wagon, but not in the traditional sense of the term.

Have a great day and we'll catch you in the next post.

Covered Wagon
Covered Wagon
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