Friday, October 17, 2008

John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry

149 years ago today Brown launched the raid that he believed would usher in a massive slave revolt in the South

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did my senior thesis in history on Brown's raid. Grew up about an hour down the road from Harper's Ferry on the Virginia side.

I'd highly recommend anyone interested in history, both natural and social, to visit there if ever given the chance.

The meeting of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers makes for an experience that won't be forgotten.

That, and the tracks are haunted by a headless man on fire - but that's a different story.