August 2, 2023

Harpers Ferry Bridge Constructed

Harper’s Ferry Bridge– This bridge was constructed by Mr. Lewis Wernwag, the builder of several of the finest bridges in Pennsylvania. It is a bridge of four arches, each 175 feet span, and will have two […]
August 2, 2023

Virginius, Spontaneous Combustion

A singular instance of spontaneous combustion lately occurred at Virginius, near Harper’s Ferry. In the office of Mr. Glazer, clerk for Mr. Wernwag, was a small wooden box. This was filled with fine saw dust, & […]
December 11, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day.

To the Editor of the Virginia Free Press.Harpers Ferry, 19th March, 1833. DEAR SIR: — Before I enter upon an account of the celebration of St. Patrick’s day at Harpers-Ferry, the most romantic spot in Virginia, […]