Harpers Ferry was a beautiful city located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. It’s cheap power and ideal location made it an early center for industry in the US and the starting point for westward exploration by the settlers. Unfortunately, it is utterly indefensible in time of war and so was slowly erased as one side and then the other took it during the civil war, with each losing side taking away a bit more of the town on the way out. It never recovered as an industrial center but the town is now a living museum. I spent an afternoon here in early Fall with my brother, a history buff.

The view is looking through the trees at a pillar for a long-gone train trestle.