A Moving Symbol

A Moving Symbol (HM58D)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.481', W 77° 45.703'

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In it really began the Civil War.
Here was lighted the torch of liberty for all America?
For you this is the most hallowed shrine in this country.
Henry McDonald, Storer College president

The foundations in front of you mark a temporary site of John Brown's Fort, from 1895 to 1909. Originally located in Harpers Ferry, the fort was moved four times in 75 years. Entrepreneurs dismantled it and then rebuilt it on location at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. After the exhibition, journalist Kate Field saved the fort from demolition by raising the funds to move it here to Murphy Farm. In 1901 Storer College President Henry McDonald brought the fort to the college's Harpers Ferry campus. After the closing of Storer College the National Park Service returned the fort near its original location in Harpers Ferry (lower town), where it stands today.
HM NumberHM58D
Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261880 N 4354595
Decimal Degrees39.30801667, -77.76171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.481', W 77° 45.703'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 28.86" N, 77° 45' 42.18" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 Murphy Rd, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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