Yglesias

Another State Bites the Dust

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Now that I’m in the car on the way back from Harper’s Ferry I can now add West Virginia to the list of states I’ve visited I’d never realized that DC was so close to parts of WV, probably because until today I’d been under the impression that Harpers Ferry was in plain-vanilla Virginia.

The trick, it turns out, is that back when historical events were happening, Harpers Ferry was in regular Virginia. Then, during the Civil War, they made West Virginia and Harpers Ferry was part of it.