town in W.Va., at the juncture
of the Potomac & Shenandoah rivers: site of the U
.S. arsenal captured
by John Brown (1859): pop. 300
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Word origin of 'Harper's Ferry'the site of a ferry owned (c. 1747) by R. Harper