Harpers Ferry Armory Gate



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Harpers Ferry Armory Gate

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Harpers Ferry Armory Gate

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This is a segment off the entrace gate to the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry. When John Brown and his men entered the grounds of the armory, they began an armed insurrection against the government of the United States.
This gate was preserved by the Alexander Murphy family for over a century. In the late 1880s, Murphy purchased the gates and wrought-iron fence surrounding the armory. The Murphy heirs held and preserved hte gates over the next century. In 1991, the family presented this original main gate of the United States Armory to the American people for the educational enrichment of this and future generations.

West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425