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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 14, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Brenda Pitts remembers standing where her uncle, John Anthony Copeland, was hanged Dec. 16, 1859. "It felt very somber," the Columbia, Ind., woman said. "I thought about what he went through. They used the wrong rope. It took 30 minutes for him to die. " Pitts was among less than a dozen descendants of John Brown, his followers and others involved in the raid on Harpers Ferry who attended a reception Friday night in the parking lot behind the Jefferson County Courthouse.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 15, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. -- After four years of research and writing, the author of a new book on John Brown said he reached the conclusion that the fiery abolitionist's trial was the most important in the history of the country. Brian McGinty, lecturing Thursday night to an audience of more than 200 in the Jefferson County Courthouse, the same courthouse where Brown was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang 150 years ago this week, said the trial was the first to generate mass media attention.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 15, 2009
BOLIVAR, W.Va. -- Working under a canopy of umbrellas Thursday afternoon, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin cut a ribbon officially opening the new headquarters for the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau off U.S. 340. More significant is the fact that after years of operating out of a small trailer, which bureau and local officials said was a West Virginia eyesore, the agency moved next door into a spacious, two-story, modern cedar-frame chalet....
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May 15, 2002
Located in southern Washington County, the town of Brownsville was named after John Brown, the son of Tobias Brown, who operated a tannery in the heart of the community. John Brown followed in his father's footsteps at the tannery, which also housed the town's post office. It was in 1830 that President Andrew Jackson appointed John Brown as Brownsville postmaster, a position he held under 15 different presidents. With the election of Grover Cleveland in 1884, Brown relinquished the position, but not before he achieved the distinction of being the oldest postmaster in terms of service and age in the country.
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By JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | May 4, 2006
John Brown of Hagerstown holds his 13-month-old son Michael Brown, left, as daughter Megan Brown follows with a scream down the slide Wednesday night at the Downsville Ruritan carnival across from Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown.
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September 2, 2010
Kelsey McCullough steps into the federal armory building Thursday in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. It is near the site where abolitionist John Brown led an unsuccesful attempt to arm and free slaves in 1859. McCullough is visiting Civil War sites across the region. He lives near Palm Springs, Calif.
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by DON AINES | July 15, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Seventy-four years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois and members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were rebuffed when they traveled from their convention in Washington, D.C., to place a plaque honoring abolitionist John Brown on the grounds of Storer College, a historically black school in Harpers Ferry where Brown's 1859 raid set the stage for the Civil War. On Friday, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond led...
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 12, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- Some historians say the Civil War began in the small Sharpsburg farmhouse where abolitionist John Brown planned his historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859, said Sprigg Lynn, who owns the property with his father. On Saturday and Sunday, the public was invited to tour the Kennedy Farmhouse on Chestnut Grove Road during an open house to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Brown's stay at the home where he began planning and staging the failed raid. Dennis Frye, chief historian for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and head of the committee overseeing the John Brown commemoration in four states, said about 300 people attended the event Saturday and another 200 were expected Sunday.
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June 26, 2009
Veterans Night with the Keys MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Martinsburg, W.Va., will partner with the Frederick Keys to present Veterans Night at Harry Grove Stadium Sunday, June 28, in Frederick. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Martinsburg VAMC Director Ann Brown. "God Bless America" will be performed by retired Lt. Col. USA Tomy Wright. The game is between the Frederick Keys and the Wilmington Blue Rocks, with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission tickets cost $5 for all military veterans and their families.
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