By CLYDE FORD
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - An advance team of White House officials toured Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Friday to set up a visit by President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday.
The two will be in Harpers Ferry as part of the 22nd annual Earth Day activities.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park spokeswoman Marsha Starkey said the plans were still being worked out Friday.
She said the president and vice president have expressed interest in seeing the Appalachian Trail, the national headquarters for which is in Harpers Ferry.
Clinton will be the first sitting president to visit Harpers Ferry since Jimmy Carter, Starkey said.
Nancy Reagan also visited Harpers Ferry when she was first lady, Starkey said.
President John F. Kennedy made Harpers Ferry a national park, but signed the legislation in Washington, D.C., and is not believed to have visited the park, she said.