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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park


1936

Efforts to establish the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park began

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1937

The National Park Service conducted a survey of the Jefferson County site for the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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Jun 30, 1944

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

1951

West Virginia legislature appropriated funds for 514 acres for the Harpers Ferry National Monument

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1953

Another 400 acres was added for the Harpers Ferry National Monument

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1954

John T. Willet became commissioner of the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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1960

The campus of Storer College was added to the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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1963

Land on Maryland Heights was added to the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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1974

Senators Randolph and Byrd initiated the legislation that expanded Harpers Ferry National Historic Park's boundary to 2,000 acres

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1990

A 1,000-vehicle parking lot and visitor complex was built outside the lower town at Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around 1990


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