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  1. Podcast426: Civil War History at Harpers FerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Moving at the Speed of Creativity

    This podcast features an audio recording of a presentation by U.S. Park Ranger Creighton Waters on July 1, 2015, at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Creighton mainly tells the story of the brief capture of Harpers Ferry in 1862 by Confederate forces led by General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.

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  2. NPS order has little impact on Harpers FerryRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | Big News Network.com

    ... stores and gift shops will have "virtually no impact at all" on the book store at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, according to Dennis Frye, the park's chief historian and liaison to the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, which ...

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  3. Battle Flags Ensure Memories Per...Read the original story

    Monday Jun 22 | The Intelligencer

    Preserving Civil War battle flags at West Virginia Independence Hall ensures that soldiers' memories endure, said Dennis E. Frye, chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Frye spoke at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday and discussed the significance of regimental flags on Civil War battlefields.

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  4. Program shows students historyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    On Wednesday, 85 eighth-grade students from Elkins Middle School, many of whom had never left their hometown, had the opportunity to take a field trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The trip was due in part to funding from the National Park Service's Ticket to Ride program and a donation from the founder of Freedom's Run.

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  5. Civil War Trust: Preservation, development can co-occurRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... to the Park," Campi said in a telephone interview. According to the NPS, visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park spent approximately $12.4 million in 2014, supported 192 jobs and added approximately $11.3 million to the region's economy. ...

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  6. Marines talk strategy at John Brown's FortRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... Los Angeles riots in 1992, he said. According to Dennis Frye, chief historian with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, military visits and educational exercises at Harpers Ferry happen relatively frequently. Frye said he helped organize a ...

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  7. Harpers Ferry NHP impact up in 2014Read the original story

    Apr 29, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. MARTINSBURG - Visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in 2014 spent about $12.4 million, supported 192 jobs with a payroll of about $7.2 million, and added about $11.3 million to the ...

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  8. Harpers Ferry NHP impact up in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    Visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in 2014 spent about $12.4 million, supported 192 jobs with a payroll of about $7.2 million, and added about $11.3 million to the region's economy. Harpers Ferry is best known for John Brown's Raid in 1859, when the fanatical abolitionist tried to capture the federal arsenal located there and start a slave rebellion throughout the South.

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  9. Charles Town's John Brown tours to resume May 23Read the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | NewsandSentinel.com

    ... County Commission. The tours are conducted by National Park Service rangers from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. They will resume on May 23 and will be offered on weekends until June 7. Weekday tours then will be offered until Nov. 1. Brown ...

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  10. Charles Town's John Brown tours to resume May 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... youth organizations. The tours are conducted by National Park Service rangers from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. They will resume on May 23 and will be offered on weekends until June 7. Weekday tours then will be offered until Nov. 1. ...

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  11. John Brown tours to returnRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... tours, which began in May 2014, were formed by an agreement between rangers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Charles Town officials. "We've made history with these tours," Smith said. "The Park has been there for 70 years, but this is ...

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  12. Two Harpers Ferry Climbing Areas Closed After Falcons SpottedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has closed two rock climbing areas at Maryland Heights after a pair of peregrine falcons was spotted building a nest on the cliff face. All climbing routes on the Gully and Sign Wall sections of the cliff will remain closed until mid-August.

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  13. 2 Harpers Ferry climbing areas closed after falcons spottedRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | Marietta Times

    Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has closed two rock climbing areas at Maryland Heights after a pair of peregrine falcons was spotted building a nest on the cliff face. All climbing routes on the Gully and Sign Wall sections of the cliff will remain closed until mid-August.

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  14. Walls restricted for nesting peregrine falconsRead the original story

    Apr 13, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... behalf of Big News Network. According to Mia Parsons, chief of resource management at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have observed a pair of peregrine falcons building a nest on the cliff face ...

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  15. Sesquicentennial of Civil War truce marked by bellsRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... News Network. HARPERS FERRY - Though the Civil War ended on April 9 150 years ago, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and surrounding historical sites commemorated the anniversary Thursday with a special focus on how the Civil War affected the ...

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  16. Sesquicentennial of Civil War truce marked by bellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    Though the Civil War ended on April 9 150 years ago, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and surrounding historical sites commemorated the anniversary Thursday with a special focus on how the Civil War affected the lives of the people who lived during the war. Historians mark the end of the Civil War as April 9, 1865, when Confederate General Robert E. Lee signed the terms of surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia with Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

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  17. Bell ringing planned to commemorate occasionRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... this region. "We have a very special event planned," Dennis Frye, chief historian for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "Because the Civil War started here, we'll be ringing a bell in John Brown's ...

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  18. Harpers Ferry NHP to mark end of Civil WarRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    At 3:15 p.m., April 9, visitors are invited to join Harpers Ferry National Historical Park rangers and St. Peter's Catholic Church at Harpers Ferry to mark the symbolic end of the Civil War. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will commemorate the Appomattox surrender moment by participating in a nationwide "ringing of bells across the land."

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  19. Brad Bennett Tells Kiwanis Club His Vision For The Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... Park Service started at the Grand Canyon in 1991. Since then he has worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Northwest Alaska, Kennesaw Mountain National ...

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  20. C&O Canal rescinds park fee proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... category are Antietam National Battlefield, Fort Washington Park, Great Falls Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park and Prince William Forest Park. According to a Jan. 5 press release from the C&O Canal ...

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