EvidenceCollection: Alexandria Gazette

January 24, 1917

Ice Sinks Skiff In Potomac; 3 dead.

LOST CROSSING RIVER. Huge Cake of Ice Sinks Skiff in Potomac. Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., Jan. 24– Three men were drowned early yesterday morning below Knott’s Island while crossing the Potomac river to their work at […]
March 9, 1908

Henry Brown arrested for attempted assault of Mrs. W. Shiffler.

ATTACKED BY A NEGRO. Henry Brown, colored, was arrested in Martinsburg, W. Va. Friday night on information furnished by the officials of Page county, Va., for an alleged attempt to criminally assault Mrs. William Shiffler, a […]
April 27, 1895

Servant Burns Engle Home

THE DEVILISH DEED OF A COLORED GIRL.— About three years ago Mr. Jesse A. Engle, the teacher of the public school at Bakerton, W. Va., built himself a handsome dwelling house on a beautiful site overlooking […]
October 3, 1833

C&O Canal from Harpers Ferry to Shenandoah Lock to be opened.

Public Notice.IS hereby given that the navigation through the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, from the head of the Harper’s Ferry Falls to the Shenandoah Lock, will be opened for the passage of boats, rafts, &c. on […]
May 2, 1833

Canal navigable within the month.

The distance of Williamsport above Harper’s Ferry, by the Canal line, is about forty miles.– Up to Harper’s Ferry, the Canal is expected to be made navigable within the month which begins this day, or, at […]
September 7, 1832

Cholera Surrounding Harpers Ferry

THE CHOLERA.Health of the City.– The deaths in this city last week were only SEVENTEEN, one of which was of malignant Cholera.– Boston Gaz.— In another column we publish the weekly report, which has been so […]
June 13, 1832

Harpers Ferry to Lynch’s Farm under contract (canal).

The Canal Contracts.– We are enabled to state (says the Williamsport Banner) that the letting of the canal contracts closed on Thursday last, and that the whole distance between Harper’s Ferry and Samuel Lynch’s farm, including […]
May 21, 1832

150 Hands At Harpers Ferry Canal

The Canal.– We are glad to see the work up on teh Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, progressing so rapidly.– There are now engaged, near Harpers Ferry, probably not less than 150 hands– the excavations are in […]
January 14, 1832

Canal Company Receiving Proposals Near Harpers Ferry

Office of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company.WASHINGTON, January 9, 1832. Proposals will be received at this Office as follows. 1st For the construction of a Dam across the Potomac River near “Harper’s Ferry,” and for […]
July 4, 1831

Opinion of the C&O Canal

From the Harper’s Ferry Free Press.CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL. Mr. Gallaher:– From present appearances, I am led to fear for the reputation of this great work Its enemies are busily engaged in circulating reports derogatory to […]
August 25, 1829

School For Females in Alexandria

Female Education WM M. JONES respectfully informs his friends and the public generally, that he has concluded to open a School for Females in Alexandria, on the 1st Monday in September next. His course of instruction […]