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  1. Bear aware: black bear sightings reported in Harpers FerryRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Martinsburg Journal

    Hikers and bikers on trails in and around Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Maryland Heights are encouraged to be aware of American black bears after bear sightings were reported in the area Thursday. While hiking in Harpers Ferry with her son Thursday morning, Lisa Craft of Charles Town said she spotted a black bear on the towpath near Virginia Island.

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  2. John Brown's story comes alive for educatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Martinsburg Journal

    Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith is on a mission: To educate as many people as possible about important moments in the town's history. Not surprisingly, Smith found an ally in Dennis Frye, chief historian for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - and she still vividly recalls a conversation with him aimed at getting more park visitors into the downtown area.

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  3. Harpers Ferry: 'Such a stark contrast from the suburbs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | USA Today

    It changed hands eight times during the Civil War and now touches parts of three states, so perhaps it's no surprise that Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers a great deal of variety.History buffs can Harpers Ferry: 'Such a stark contrast from the suburbs' It changed hands eight times during the Civil War and now touches parts of three states, so perhaps it's no surprise that Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers a great deal of variety.History buffs can Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Nq2b70 A view of Harpers Ferry, a town that witnessed the first successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States July ... (more)

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  4. Harpers Ferry fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Washington Post

    ... consecutive days of the American Civil War," said Dennis Frye, chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. But this one was the first of any significance that Frye could recall since 1979, when a building in the national park burned. ...

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  5. United States Mint releases approved designs for 2016 America the Beau....Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Coin World

    ... raid on the Harper's Ferry Armory, is depicted on the approved reverse for the 2016 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park quarter dollar. A young Theodore Roosevelt on horseback surveying the terrain near the Little Missouri River appears on the ...

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  6. Event depicts Civil War medicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    Though many people can imagine some aspects of the daily life of a Civil War soldier or recall historical information from significant battles, the men and women who cared for the wounded as doctors and nurses are often overlooked. This weekend, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is hosting its Medical Weekend, where people living in the 21st century can get a glimpse at the medical procedures and practices of the 1860s.

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  7. Harpers Ferry chief ranger making some improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... red by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. - It's been two weeks since Harpers Ferry National Historical Park chief ranger Ryan Levins suffered a head injury in a cycling competition accident....

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  8. Historic church set to host new congregationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... a congregation without a building, until Dorsey struck an agreement with officials at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to use the historic Curtis Freewill Baptist Church on the campus of Storer College, now on park property, through a special ...

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  9. Pa. officer injured in police and fire gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | WUSA-TV Washington

    ... njured in an accident during the World Police and Fire Games on Thursday afternoon. A Harpers Ferry National Historical Park spokesperson told us that Ryan Levins was injured in a cycling accident shortly before 2:30 p.m.

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

    Jul 1, 2015 | 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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  11. NPS order has little impact on Harpers FerryRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | 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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  12. Battle Flags Ensure Memories Per...Read the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Charles Town's John Brown tours to resume May 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... 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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