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John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

IDNO:
006603
Title:
John Brown's Fort at Harpers Ferry, W. Va.
Date:
undated
Description:
'In 1859 John Brown, Kansas Abolitionist, and a part of followers seized this little engine house which was at the time serving as a government arsenal at Harpers Ferry, W. Va. The fort was dismantled in 1892 and shipped to the Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Ill. It was later returned to Harpers Ferry, where it is now being used as a museum on the campus of Storer College. This picture is an opposite side view of John Brown's Fort.' After this description was written and Storer College closed, the fort was moved back to the lower town near its original site.
Topical Subjects:
Cities--Harpers Ferry.
Corporate Names:
Storer College.
Geographic:
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859., John Brown's Fort (Harpers Ferry, W. Va.)
Medium:
print


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