Harpers Ferry Video

Harpers Ferry Video

Harpers Ferry Video WV, United States/Harper Ferry was described by Thomas Jefferson as "one of the most Stupendous scenes in nature". 230 years later, I would have to agree with the author of the Declaration of Independence.At Harpers Ferry the Shenandoah meets the Potomac River through the Blue Ridge Mountains. As you drive southbound in on US Route 340, and begin to cross the bridge over the Shenandoah River and the Welcome sign to West Virginia, and the scenery of this quaint little historic town is impressive. The sound of train horns are often heard in the distance is they pass through the rock tunnel.This city played a key role in the Civil War and probably most famous for the abolitionist John Brown, who led a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of slavery. Although the raid failed, it inflamed sectional tensions and raised the stakes for the 1860 presidential election, that republican, Abraham Lincoln eventually won. Brown’s raid helped make any further accommodation between North and South nearly impossible and thus became an important impetus of the Civil War. He was hung for his attempt to free the slaves.We feature in this video "Jefferson Rock", a unique large rock that somehow is balanced on a smaller rock. It is located just above St Peters Roman Catholic Church, a beautiful spot that over looks the Shenandoah River. It was here in 1783 that Thomas Jefferson stood that cause him to later write his words about Harpers Ferry in 1785. Video shot by Tampa Photographer celebrationsoftampabay While staying in Harpers Ferry to shoot this video we stayed at the KOA, koa.com/campgrounds which is right in the middle of the civil war battlefields and very close to downtown Harpers Ferry.

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