A History of Jefferson County, West Virginia [1719-1940] (Google eBook)

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Heritage Books, May 1, 2009 - History - 458 pages
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The author turned his passion for his native county into a dissertation for his doctorate and then into this book. Although the county was not formed until 1801, Bushong begins his account in 1719 in order to cover the area's early history. Patterned afte
  

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE
1
Jeffersons Eock Harpers Ferry
4
Said to be the Oldest House in West Virginia
10
Ruins of St Georges Chapel near Charles Town
21
The Masons
25
Travelers Rest Home of Major General Horatio Gates
33
JAMES RUMSEY AND THE STEAMBOAT
37
James Rumsey
39
THE CIVIL WAR
142
Harpers Ferry at the Beginning of the Civil War from
143
Destruction of the Railroad Bridge at Harpers Ferry
149
Ruins of Halls Rifle Works at Harpers Ferry in 1861
151
THE CIVIL WAR CONCLUDED
170
VIRGINIA OR WEST VIRGINIA
190
RECONSTRUCTION
201
Jefferson County Courthouse at Shepherdstown 18661871
205

The Rumsey Monument at Shepherdstown
51
ASPIRATIONS AND INCIDENTS 17901800
53
CHAPTER PAGE
55
Harewood Originally the Home of Samuel Washington
63
THE JEFFERSONIAN ERA
64
THE NEW NATIONALISM 1815 to 1840
75
ANTE BELLUM DAYS 18501861
97
The United States Armory at Harpers Ferry in 1857
104
THE JOHN BROWN RAID
109
CHAPTER PAGE
114
THE JOHN BROWN TRIAL AND EXECU
124
Street Scene in Charles Town during the John Brown Trial
127
John Brown Leaving the Jail at Charles Town for
135
Storer College at Harpers Ferry
216
CHAPTER PAGE
217
Joseph McMurran the First Principal of Shepherd College
223
THE RURAL FREE DELIVERY
236
THE NEW CENTURY
243
Cartoon Which Appeared in the Farmers Advocate
245
Sc Hildas Hall for Girls at Ranson
252
Claymont Court the Home of the Author Frank
258
RECENT YEARS
260
Shepherdstown High School
268
The Charles Town Jockey Club
274
BIOGRAPHIES OF PROMINENT FORMER
276
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