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1748

First known flood at Harpers Ferry drove Robert Harper from his cabin

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1799

The U.S. Armory and Arsenal was established at Harpers Ferry

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1810

Harpers Ferry flooded

1820

John H. Hall began working on interchangeable parts for breechloading rifle at Hall's Rifle Works

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1836

The Winchester & Potomac Railroad opened line to Virginius Island at Harpers Ferry

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1837

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad arrived at Harpers Ferry

1840

John H. Hall invented the first working interchangeable firearms manufacturing system for breechloading rifle at Hall's Rifle Works

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1843

Harpers Ferry flooded

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Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

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Sep 15, 1862

Stonewall Jackson accepted the surrender of more than 12,500 federal troops at Harpers Ferry

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1870

Harpers Ferry flooded

Jun 01, 1889

Harpers Ferry flooded

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Oct 01, 1896

Harpers Ferry flooded

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Jun 30, 1944

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was authorized as a national monument, the first in West Virginia

1955

Storer College was closed

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1970

The National Park Service opened the Harpers Ferry Center, to serve National Park units nationwide

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2000

Harpers Ferry was reported with a population of 307

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