July 22, 2010

John Brown's Fort

Harpers Ferry, WV

This building is famous as the place where John Brown and a group of followers barricaded themselves in their ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. However, it stood in a different spot at that time. It was moved to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Fair, returned to Harpers Ferry in 1895 and moved a couple more times before finally resting on its present site in 1968.

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