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pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 16, 1859: John Brown Attacks the Armory at Harpers Ferry
On this day in 1859, abolitionist John Brown set out for the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in an attempt to capture guns and incite a slave revolution. 
Things didn’t go according to plan. The local militia pinned Brown and his men down. In the end, ten of Brown’s men were killed (including two blacks and both of his sons), seven were captured (two of these later), and five had escaped. 
Brown and his surviving men were quickly tried, sentenced, then executed. John Brown’s statements during his trial reached the nation, inspiring many with his righteous indignation toward slavery. The raid ultimately hastened the advent of the Civil War. 
Learn more details on the Harpers Ferry Raid with American Experience's detailed recap. 

Image: Harper’s Weekly Illustration of U.S. Marines attacking the firehouse which John Brown used as a fort during his raid on Harper’s Ferry.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 16, 1859: John Brown Attacks the Armory at Harpers Ferry

On this day in 1859, abolitionist John Brown set out for the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in an attempt to capture guns and incite a slave revolution. 

Things didn’t go according to plan. The local militia pinned Brown and his men down. In the end, ten of Brown’s men were killed (including two blacks and both of his sons), seven were captured (two of these later), and five had escaped. 

Brown and his surviving men were quickly tried, sentenced, then executed. John Brown’s statements during his trial reached the nation, inspiring many with his righteous indignation toward slavery. The raid ultimately hastened the advent of the Civil War. 

Learn more details on the Harpers Ferry Raid with American Experience's detailed recap. 

Image: Harper’s Weekly Illustration of U.S. Marines attacking the firehouse which John Brown used as a fort during his raid on Harper’s Ferry.

stay-sherlocked:

The Great Pumpkin House

Every halloween season, the house at 748 Beech Street in Kenova, West Virginia is transformed into the Great Pumpkin House. The owner, Ric Griffith and hundreds of other volunteers carve thousands of pumpkins for display at his home every halloween.

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mapsontheweb:

Percent of Americans living in rural areas, by state
Data: 2010 U.S. Census

mapsontheweb:

Percent of Americans living in rural areas, by state

Data: 2010 U.S. Census

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kelleydenham:

The aesthetic

Upcoming events at The Met.
Thank you, Metropolitan Theater. You’ve been very helpful.

Upcoming events at The Met.

Thank you, Metropolitan Theater. You’ve been very helpful.

applepappy:

We’re going FLOATING!!!!!
Pic:  South Branch near Pendleton County, WV

applepappy:

We’re going FLOATING!!!!!

Pic:  South Branch near Pendleton County, WV

historiquearchive:

Coal Mine Workers in West Virginia, 1908 (x)

historiquearchive:

Coal Mine Workers in West Virginia, 1908 (x)

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It’s nice to be home

It’s nice to be home

theappalachianmale:

Aerial shot of Morgantown, West Virginia!

Mmm just look at the mighty Mon River.

theappalachianmale:

Aerial shot of Morgantown, West Virginia!

Mmm just look at the mighty Mon River.

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