Friday, July 22, 2011

Harpers Ferry, WV

David and Susanna enjoyed a weekend visit to Harpers Ferry WV, famous for John Brown's attack on slavery as well as one of the first Railroads, plus the beginning of interchangeable manufacture at the National Armory, in addition to the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War and one of the earliest integrated schools. This charming town offers a wealth of history.

The National Parks Service runs the historic district in Harpers Ferry. It is a reconstruction of a Civil war era town. Pictured here is the Sweet shop or bakery.
The general store offered all the usual supplies, dry goods, tools, notions, dishes and more.

The general store also offered a variety of spices including: Ground ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon and tea including: Hyson, gunpowder, and twankey (a Chinese green tea of inferior quality, exported since the 16th Century).

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