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by DAVE McMILLION | September 16, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith asked the Jefferson County Commission on Thursday for permission to start offering tours of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse again. Tours of the courthouse used to be offered in the mid-1990s and were a big success, Smith said. Smith said interest in the courthouse has not waned. Now that the city has established the Charles Town Visitors Center, many tourists are coming to the center along George Street and are asking about tours of the courthouse, Smith said.
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by HEATHER KEELS | June 20, 2005
Editor's note: Many unincorporated communities with long histories are in Washington County. This summer series spotlights those communities. Next week: Beaver Creek. heatherk@herald-mail.com It's as regular as the sunrise in this tiny Pleasant Valley town: Every morning at 9 a.m., down the hilly, winding road to the little white building with the blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox, comes Leon Yourtee to get his mail. If he wanted, the 90-year-old retired Army colonel could get his mail delivered to his door from Knoxville, four miles south on Md. 67 and just across the line into Frederick County, Md., but to him, and many of the town's other old-timers, the notion is unthinkable.
ANTIETAM
By DAVE MCMILLION | July 19, 2011
As it did in other areas across the United States, the Civil War brought battles, gruesome tales and acts of destruction to what is now the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, but back then was part of Virginia. For West Virginia, the conflict was to have lasting implications. Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861 following decades of sectional conflict between leaders of Eastern and Western Virginia. While other states occasionally saw calls for “dismemberment,” it was only Virginia that went through such a split, according to The West Virginia Encyclopedia.
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August 21, 2000
Douglass-Brown meeting place marked By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Blue and yellow state historical markers dot the landscape of Franklin County, Pa., but a new marker unveiled Monday commemorating an 1859 meeting between abolitionists John Brown and Frederick Douglass has some people thinking of bigger things. continued Brown met with Douglass, the ex-slave and statesman, at a stone quarry along the banks of the Conococheague Creek on Aug. 19-21.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 31, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Pencils out. Paper ready. This is a test in history. Probably few people can name 15 history-changing events in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, so short answers will be the way to go. Ready? 1. Who comprised the first group of southern troops to join Gen. George Washington in the American Revolution? 2. When and where was the first free, rural mail delivery system started? 3. What was the hometown of the first black man given a regular commission in the army, and when did he receive the honor?
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Special to The Herald-Mail | March 27, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- The day was about students teaching kids about history, specifically the story of abolitionist John Brown and his exploits in Harpers Ferry in 1859. The "teachers" were Harpers Ferry Middle School students. On Friday, they were making videos of their own creations of historic videos at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The project, taking a page from Abraham Lincoln, is called "Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student. " About 60 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders participated on six teams.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | July 15, 2003
kauffman@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - After spending 16 years as an assistant football coach at the high school and collegiate level, Donnie Lee Tucker has finally been handed the reins. Tucker was introduced Monday as Jefferson High School's new head football coach during a news conference at the Jefferson County Board of Education. It was an emotional moment for Tucker, whose parents attended the conference. "If there's an A to Z in the emotion range, I think I hit every one of them and some twice," Tucker said.
NEWS
August 8, 2006
Brown letter was a disservice to American history To the editor: Although, I have no intent to debate or support the National Parks or NAACP policies, I would like to set a couple of historical facts straight from the July 23 letter to the editor titled: "John Brown was not a hero, he was a terrorist. " Although I found the basic facts in that letter to be accurate, the writer is looking through distorted lenses. Let me use the foundation of United States to prove my point.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | August 17, 1998
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Dixie Donald Kilham, 78, a supporter of the arts in Jefferson County, W.Va., died at his home here on Saturday. Friends of Kilham remembered him as a visionary, a generous, kind man who loved children and who felt a deep responsibility to contribute whatever he could to his community and individuals in need. Kilham came to Harpers Ferry in 1955 with a dream to establish an outdoor drama about abolitionist John Brown. In 1964, he opened a wax museum in an old house on Washington Street in the Harpers Ferry business district.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - For John Brown 150th Commemoration events on Friday through Sunday, visitors must park at Cavalier Heights Visitor Center parking areas off U.S. 340 and take shuttle buses to the event. Plan to arrive early and allow time to reach event. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. The roads in Lower Town will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Activities are set in Lower Town off Shenandoah Street in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Events are free. For a complete schedule, go to www.nps.
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