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    Posted July 8, 2014 by
    Ryn
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    Shenandoah River at Harper's Ferry

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ryn says she loves the history and beauty of the Shenandoah River. "You have it all, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, rafting, fishing, hiking, watching the flora and fauna, serenity and excitement not to mention tons of photo ops," she said. Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah and the Potomac Rivers meet is a family favorite. She says parts of the river have become more commercialized with white water rafting, camping and fishing businesses since her family started visiting in 1999.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    "Oh Shenandoah I long to hear you Away you rolling river"

     

    The Shenandoah River at Harper's Ferry West Virginia flows rich with history.
    From Thomas Jefferson who stood on a large rock in October of 1783 that now bears his name to George Washington in 1785. As first president of the 'Patowmack Company' observed the Potomac and Shenandoah river's to determine the need for canals.
    She has witnessed many devastating floods, the coming of the 'Iron Horse' the B&O Railroad, a successful interchangeable manufacture, thanks to the power of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.

    The raid by John Brown in 1859 that hastened the Civil War, as well as the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War
    Today the Shenandoah River at Harper's Ferry is a haven for white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, camping, birding, flora and fauna admirers, horseback riding, biking, history lover's, even ghost enthusiasts and yes fantastic food , live entertainment and shopping!
    The quaint but Bohemian town of Harper's Ferry where the Potomac and Shenandoah River's merge offers something for everyone.
    A quiet walk along the banks of the Shenandoah is a peaceful, spiritual and thought provoking experience.
    We love to visit and go as often as we can get away.
    Sometimes I just can not get that song out of my head.
    'Shenandoah I long to hear you'

     

    Photography and video Janie Lambert

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