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Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry

A Crossroads in Time


120 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: June 2009

ISBN 9780979917172

Rights: US & CA

Mountain Trail Press (Jun 2009)

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Snapshots of a West Virginia town, then and now

With contemporary photography and words, this handsome and groundbreaking book explores the cultural and natural history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and the surrounding landscape within Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. More than just a collection of photographs, the book chronicles the history of the area. Best known for John Brown’s 1859 raid, the Ferry occupied a strategic location between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet, making it an important 19th-century crossroads for river, canal, and railroad transportation. The book explores that bustling bygone era, including the Civil War years, which brought an end to the town’s industrial age. Moreover, the book portrays the present-day town and the area’s scenic attractions, including the rivers and the Appalachian Trail, which passes through the park.

Author Biography

Jim Kirby has won nine Virginia Press Association awards for excellence in photography. He is a former photographer for the Reston Times and the Fairfax Journal and currently shoots advertising and editorial assignments for magazines, advertising agencies, and corporations. He lives in Reston, Virginia.