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By PAT SCHOOLEY / Special to The Herald-Mail | April 18, 2010
This is the 180th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. In the 18th century, Keep Tryst Road was the main route connecting Harpers Ferry, W.Va., with Frederick, Md., a part of the longer road from Baltimore to Winchester, Va. It ran along the very southern edge of Washington County near the Potomac River. Enterprises sprang up along the road, taking advantage of the river. Settled just north of a river's bend with views of South Mountain to the east, the Blue Ridge to the south and Elk Ridge to the west, stands Keep Tryst.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 20, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After a five-year hiatus, Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau operations will return to Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg this fall, the agency's leaders have decided. The bureau's board of directors voted unanimously on Friday morning to sign a lease for the new, undisclosed downtown location, which was not immediately announced because the legal agreement was not expected to be finalized until next week. The actual move to the new location is not expected to happen until September, when the CVB's lease agreement with the City of Martinsburg expires, CVB Executive Director Andrea Ball said.
NEWS
January 9, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The morning commute will cost less, at least in the parking lot, after the City Council Thursday night voted unanimously to lower the cost of monthly parking permits at the city-owned train station from $20 to $12. Councilman Richard Yauger said the city issued 25 parking permits for the train station lot since instituting the fee on Oct. 1. While bringing in $500 a month, he said lowering the fee might double the number of...
NEWS
May 5, 1999
Youth group can camp at Town Pond SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Town Council members gave the OK on Monday for a youth group to camp at the Town Pond after a fishing tournament. The group would have supervision, said Town Councilman Ralph Hammond. Councilwoman Denise Troxell said it's OK as long as groups ask the council's permission first. Railroad Museum gets HO scale layout SHARPSBURG - The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Inc. has been given a complete HO scale layout.
NEWS
August 27, 1999
From staff reports HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A pair of national foundations announced Wednesday they have jointly placed Harpers Ferry's old Baltimore & Ohio Depot on this year's list of the Top 10 Most Endangered Stations in America. Placement on the 2-year-old list calls attention to the need for restoration of the train station, which was built in 1892, according to the Great American Station Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The statement came in a news release from Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | December 28, 1998
SHARPSBURG - In 1999, Sharpsburg residents can expect to see the Marines, improvements at the former Antietam train station and perhaps construction on an addition to the fire hall. The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 29. In recent years the parade has focused on the U.S. Navy and the town's connection to the USS Antietam, said coordinator Jan Wetterer. In 1999 the focus will be on the U.S. Marine Corps. A high-ranking Marine will either be grand marshal or keynote speaker, Wetterer said.
LIFESTYLE
March 22, 2012
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, April 4. The event is free and no  advance registration is required. Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them. Children will be welcome. The walk will cover about four miles of level terrain along the towpath. Participants should plan to meet at 8 a.m. outside John Brown's Fort, where Potomac and Shenandoah streets join in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The oldest continually operating train station in the United States opposite the historic B&O Roundhouse affords a tremendous amount of ambiance and charm for Andrea Ball, director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau. What the restored station off East Martin Street doesn't offer, however, is high visibility and easy access for tourists traveling through the community, particularly Interstate 81 travelers, Ball said in an interview last week.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? The oldest continually operating train station in the United States opposite the historic B&O Roundhouse affords a tremendous amount of ambiance and charm for Andrea Ball, director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau. What the restored station off East Martin Street doesn't offer, however, is high visibility and easy access for tourists traveling through the community, particularly Interstate 81 travelers, Ball said in an interview last week.
NEWS
By Lyn Widmyer | November 27, 2005
I learned a very important fact at the opening of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The commuter parking lot at Harpers Ferry will remain open while the train station is renovated. None of the speakers actually addressed this important topic. Robert Bonner, commissioner of something to do with homeland security, explained the Advanced Training Center will help keep our nation's borders safe and secure. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va.
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