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Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Fences


White Hall Tavern, Harper's Ferry, WV

Inscription on historical marker :


Located directly across from the U.S. Armory, the White Hall Tavern was an 1850's community gathering place, where white males debated politics; discussed local events; and protested armory management, wages and layoffs. The tavern's close proximity easily tempted armory workers to raise a glass, or two... or three, before and during work. As a result, Armory officials took a stand that public houses, such as White Hall Tavern, ruined morals, work ethics, and even threatened armory production. Crowded building conditions posed another threat - fire. In 1856 the U.S. Government purchased and removed the front section of the building. They subsequently widened the street, creating the needed safety buffer around the Armory.

Linking with Friday Fences ....yes, there's 2 fence pieces, one to the left, one to the right ;)

Anyone go out and do Black Friday shopping? Not me! I didn't see anything that I had to get. I prefer to do it online anyway and stay in my warm house in the wee hours of the morning!

Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. I love seeing all these historic sites that you get to visit!

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  2. It's a cute mini-fence! Happy Friday!

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  3. I like the fence, and what a great town. So much history in your area. I'm with you - shopping online!

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  4. Love that building! Nice looking little structure!

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  5. Ha, those dang Armory workers. Love the photo, love the back story.

    And no, I have never shopped on black Friday. I sleep in.

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  6. The white front looks like it needs a good clean - the refernce to black friday is the third i've heard today - never heard of it before - it's getting busy here with folk christmas shopping but I don't think there's a traditonaly busiest day.

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  7. Oh Tanya I love your fences and that building is awesome but the best part your tale of the history. Awesome. B

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  8. The minute I saw your pick I was thinking it looked like Harpers Ferry!

    No way, no black Friday shopping for me! I did have to venture to the pediatrician's office w/ one of the boys though (suspicious looking tick bite)

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  9. I didn't go shopping, well I may go get some calf food in awhile when I get done at DQ. I say bah humbug to shopping!

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  10. Cute pub :). Love the upstairs curtains. Gerald is right, no Black Friday here cause there is no Thanksgiving celebrations, I guess.

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  11. I am puzzled like Gerald. What is 'black friday' where you come from, Tanya? BF to me is any Friday 13th. And there was not one of those this week ... so ... what is YOUR BF, please?

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    1. julie and gerald, black friday is the biggest shopping day to start the christmas season. it is the friday after thanksgiving and like lolfrompasa mentioned, which i hadn't even thought of, you probably haven't heard of it since you don't do the thanksgiving festivities...it is quite the day of greed with stores opening earlier and earlier each year. it used to start on friday, but now stores are opening on thursday evenings to draw crowds in. they offer good deals, but a lot of times they only have a few at that price and people fight to get it. i even know a woman who stood in line one year, the line was so long and she wouldn't leave and actually wet her pants so she wouldn't lose her place in line...only in america...it's quite embarrassing, this event...

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    2. Oh goodness gracious ... how sad. And how ironic to have it immediately AFTER Thanksgiving. We have something similar, but I prefer to bury my head in the sand.

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  12. How interesting a story.

    Please have a good weekend ahead.

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  13. Nice little tib bit of history! Harpers Ferry is such a historic quaint town to visit...must make a note to go back...we are only a little over an hour from there.

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  14. Black Friday suckers! I call them. Even if I had seen something, I wouldn't have moved. I'm stubborn like that.

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  15. Tanya, I popped over from Di's blog (blueridgegal) Super blog you have!
    I just wanted to tell you I shopped for a camera forEVER and decided that as much as I wanted the Canon "big boy" I wouldn't haul it all with me..I settled (should say decided) on a canon sx40 (the sx50 has now been released) and is their "bridge" camera. Long zoom, plenty of controls. Just thought I'd let you know in case you had looked into them that I have one and am enjoying (i had returned umpteen before i actually kept this one!)
    Everyone is different so not sure if you would even like it, but it did get me a Canon with lots of controls (which I have not had time to learn) and a fantastic zoom which works very well.
    Hope you don't mind my leaving a note here,
    Mare

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  16. This place is so full of history - love your photo and the story!

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