West Virginia
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June 19, 2003
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
I had planned to do a bit more in West Virginia, but due to allergies and the weather, all I did was visit some friends in Shepherdstown. (Rest in Peace, MB.) The town is quite nice, though, and my visit with my friends was quite relaxing, so I wasn't very disappointed. Below is a view across the Potomac into Maryland from Shepherdstown.
View across the Potomac to Maryland
Below left is a miniature house in the downtown area.
Miniature house in Shepherdstown, WV
Below right is a stained-glass window from Trinity Episcopal Church (1858).
Stained-glass window from Trinity Episcopal Church (1858)
One claim to fame Shepherdstown has is that they say a man named James Rumsey actually created a working steam-powered boat 16 years before Fulton. Here is a monument that has been constructed so that Rumsey's work is not forgotten.
Monument to James Rumsey
I next traveled to Arlington, Virginia with a stop at Antietam battleground. For Antietam see the Maryland page; for Arlington, see Virginia.
Unless otherwise stated, all material copyright by Michael Pullin, 2008.