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James Rumsey was the inventor of the first steamboat.
View of the Charles Town Academy, one of the first West Virginia academies, founded in 1797. Three sons of James Madison, fourth president of the United States, were educated here.
'From an article in the Morgantown Post published in August 6, 1938.  Charles Town Academy, one of the first W. Va. academies, was founded in 1979.  Three sons of James Madison, 4th President of the United States, were educated here.  This photograph was taken in 1877.'
A horse harnessed to a "gig" owned by Ferdinand Fairfax, nephew of Lord Thomas Fairfax. Ferdinand lived at Shannon Hill on the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County, Virginia, later West Virginia.
(From postcard collection legacy system--subject.)
Seated is W.E.B. Du Bois. Standing, from left to right, is J. R. Clifford, L. M. Hershaw, and F. H. M. Murray.
Women of the Niagara Movement at Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W. Va.  Left to right are Mrs. O. M. Waller, Mrs. H. F. M. Murray, Mrs. Mollie Lewis Kelan, Mrs. IdaD. Bailey, Miss Sadie Shorter, and Mrs. Charlotte Hershaw.  Mrs. Gertrude Wright Morgan is seated.
Published by W. L. Erwin. (From postcard collection legacy system--subject.)
Published by W. L. Erwin. (From postcard collection legacy system--subject.)
Copyright by National Tribune. See original for postcard historical information on John Brown's fort. (From postcard collection legacy system--subject.)