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You've probably seen him at the Cultural Arts Center, at book signings, and at various other community events, including many Frederick Keys baseball games. Maybe you heard him speak during the Chocolate Gala? And if you haven't already, you can read his thoughts in two published works titled “Inspiration to Serve: 101 Quotes about Kindness, Caring, and Giving” and the co-authored “Making Change for the Better: The Importance of Youth Giving.” Shuan Butcher is a big fan of the arts and history, which makes Frederick the perfect home for him, his wife Cindy, a school teacher, and their dog, Snowball. Butcher received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University (where he also landed his now wife, while both sang in the university choir) and earned a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University. In 2005, he coordinated the Cultural Festival for the Frederick County Human Relations Commission and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Frederick.
While serving as the Executive Director of the Frederick Arts Council, his enthusiasm for the arts and his community resulted in a successful merger with the Frederick Festival of the Arts, a fine arts and crafts festival that draws more than 20,000 people annually. Together with the staff of the Frederick Arts Council, he was also instrumental in joining the arts and baseball via the highly successful Art in the Park, a yearly event in collaboration with the cityâ€™s minor league baseball team, the Frederick Keys. Butcher currently serves as the Director of Communications for The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, a nonprofit, four-state organization dedicated to raising awareness of the unparalleled American heritage in the region running from Gettysburg, Pa. through Maryland and Harpers Ferry, WVa. to Thomas Jeffersonâ€™s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.
Having been past president of both Volunteer Frederick and Frederick Sister Cities Association, it is clear that art, community, volunteerism, along with preservation and appreciation of the history and rich culture of our area, is what makes this very busy guy tick. 1. What ice cream flavor best describes you? Neapolitan, because I feel my interests are multi-faceted and diversity is the spice of life. 2. What is your favorite word or phrase? Carpe Diemâ€Ś it is from one of my all-time favorite movies (Dead Poets Society) 3. What three words would your friends and family use to describe you? Humorous, Forward-Thinking, Open-Minded 4. What are you most passionate about? I am passionate about a lot of things, hence my Neapolitan reference. Here is just a few: Fresh Ideas, The Arts, History, My Wife, Politics, Community Service, Books, and Travel. 5. Where in Frederick County are you most likely to be found? In Downtown, Any Number of Arts Venues, a Frederick Keys Game, the Great Frederick Fair, and Enjoying Our Local Parks
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Words by Jeanne Marie Ford It was Fourth of July weekend 2004. Eighteen-year-old Brian Boyle was on his way home from swim practice when a dump truck collided with his car. Boyle lost 60 percent of his blood volume at the accident scene. During his treatment at Shock Trauma, he died and was revived eight times. He received 36 units of blood and 13 plasma infusions.
Three years later, he crossed the finish line in Hawaii’s grueling Ironman Triathlon. He has since completed several marathons, graduated from college with honors, written a book, and become a spokesman for the American Red Cross. Boyle attributes his survival, in part, to those who generously donated blood to the American Red Cross. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion due to trauma, surgery or illness. Mike Baisey of the American Red Cross says, “Ninety-five percent of us will need or will know someone who needs a blood transfusion in our lifetime, and volunteers are the only source for donated blood.”
SHARE iT! The average donation time for a pint of blood is eight minutes; the entire process takes about an hour. One pint of donated blood can help save up to three lives. Like most donors, I give blood because it is so easy to do and because it can literally save a life. While donating blood, I have conducted business calls graded papers, and caught up with my motherin-law when she was volunteering in the canteen. I have donated at NBC studios in the rehearsal hall across from The Tonight Show. I have been rewarded with student-baked cupcakes at a community college blood drive. I have even been able to donate after successful cancer treatment. According to Baisey, “The most common reason that people don’t give is that they have never been asked or that they aren’t fully aware of the need for donated blood. Some donors may be intimidated by the thought of a needle prick during the donation; however, it’s important to remember that it’s just a pinch.” Indeed, in my experience a hangnail is more painful. In order to encourage donations, many corporate blood drives offer perks to donors, such as coupons, free food or time off to donate. The Red Cross has also developed a rewards program for frequent donors, with rewards points that can be exchanged for gift certificates. Frederick County is part of the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Red Cross region, which processes 1,200 units of blood daily for patients at 55 area hospitals. Maintaining adequate supplies is a constant challenge that typically becomes even more difficult in the summertime. Students form a large portion of the donor pool; in the summer, schools are out of session and thus unable to host blood drives. Baisey adds, “Many people have busy schedules during the summer with vacations and travel, but the need for blood remains constant.” Thirty-seven
SHARE iT! percent of the population is eligible to donate; less than 10 percent actually does so each year. Whole blood may be donated as frequently as every 56 days. Blood type O, the universal donor, is in especially high demand. Donors with other blood types are encouraged to also consider platelet donation. Platelets have a shelf life of only five days, so the need is especially great. Platelets can be collected only at Red Cross blood centers, and the process takes about two hours. Donors are encouraged to get comfortable and listen to music or watch TV. Some centers even offer Wi-Fi. Before you donate, drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy meal. Afterward, make sure to stop at the canteen, have some cookies and juice, and take it easy for the next several hours. If you are unable to donate, there are other ways you can help. Red Cross volunteer Carole Ford says she enjoys meeting people as she travels around the county with the Bloodmobile. She’s seen many of the same faces each year as she registers patients and mans the canteen. One gentleman in his 90s is still able to give regularly. A woman who had given 8 gallons (64 pints!) is striving to achieve her goal of reaching the 12-gallon club. Brian Boyle says, “For the nearly 5 million people who receive blood transfusions every year, your blood donation can help save a life. I am living proof of this... By giving just a little bit of their time, blood donors helped give me the chance at a lifetime.” American Red Cross, Frederick County Chapter www.frederickredcross.org 2 E. Frederick St. Walkersville, MD 21793 301-662-5131 Please call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment, or make your appointment online.
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Alfresco Feasting in Frederick
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Cool summer breezes and leisurely dinners as the sun sets into twilight â€” two reasons why alfresco dining season in Frederick is highly anticipated. Crisp, rainy spring shifts into summer and Fredericktonians leave the comfort of their homes for neighborhood strolls and farmersâ€™ markets, scenic drives with the windows down and fishing at Baker Park.
Families, professionals and teens alike have found our downtown area to be a great place to grab chocolates, ice cream, coffee and pastries. Culturally diverse palates can be soothed through everything from Thai to Cuban cuisine, all within a several-block radius. Downtown Frederick seems the most obvious choice for outdoor dining as the past five years has seen a tremendous resurgence in the vitality of what use to be an ailing homage to Main Street. But downtown is not the only place to find good eats with outside seats.
Shab Row Bistro and Wine Bar opened its doors a few years ago and wine enthusiasts cheered. SRB regularly carries over 400 wines in the shop and 30 varieties uncorked behind the bar. Grab a glass of 2010 pinot grigio or an expertly mixed ginger & blood orange margarita (prepared by Mixologist Alex Strange) and head out to the open air SRB patio along East Street across from historic Shab Row. A French-inspired bistro menu gives diners on the SRB patio an illusion of sitting along a bustling Parisian city street. Executive Chef Kevin Longmire, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, dabbles in both simple and sophisticated appetizers and entrees, allowing the seasons to create special touches to the menu. Grab a seat outside for dinner and feast on delectable choices from Chef Longmire’s prix fixe menu, which includes wine pairings. Start with Pear Salad with Arugula and Mirableu, then move to Ravioli with Goat Cheese, Broccoli Rabe and Sage, followed by Chocolate Pôt de Crème – your stomach will thank you, and you will be grateful for the outdoor bistro experience. Monocacy Crossing sits about 10 minutes south of downtown Frederick on Urbana Pike, nestled discreetly under the cover of a grouping of trees. To the left of the entrance there is a cleverly placed patio that feels as though it was built in a backyard garden. Shade from the surrounding trees provides an excellent barrier to muggier Frederick nights, creating an ambiance that’s hard to replicate in restaurants downtown. Select a crisp, cool glass of white from the Featured Wines list and settle in for a tasty foray into American cuisine with a southern flair. Start your evening with Sauté
Dry Sea Scallops with Shallot and Bacon Vinaigrette, taking care to enjoy every perfectly seared bite. Follow the scallops with Low Country BBQ Shrimp with Lobster Infused Cheese Grits – creamy, salty and just rich enough to feel restaurantappropriate. A trip to Monocacy Crossing is never complete without finishing off the meal with a slice of their famous homemade coconut cake, rumored to have been the owner’s grandmother’s recipe. It doesn’t disappoint. Brewer’s Alley boasts one of the largest outside eating spots in the heart of downtown Frederick and despite the size there is often a wait once the weather gets nice. With views of trendy Market Street footsteps away from the patio tables, it makes for perfect people-watching while enjoying one of their many pubstyle offerings. Once seated outside, choosing a beer may be the most important decision of the night. For warmer months pick their seasonal Hefe-Weizen, described as “the lightest style of weizen beer” and available June through September. Light and slightly fruity, Hefe-Weizen pairs beautifully with Brewer’s Alley wood-fired pizza, especially
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SAVOR iT! when the pizza is kept simple so you can enjoy fully the flavor the beer has to offer. The Margherita Pizza marries handmade mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil on top of a thin blackened crust, made to order in their rustic, brick wood-fire oven. So please...enjoy all that Frederick has to offer in the summer months by enjoying dinner outside, at a few of our great local restaurants. www.shabrowwine.com Shab Row Bistro and Wine Bar 221 B N. East St. Frederick, MD 21702 301-631-8102 www.monocacycrossing.com Monocacy Crossing 4424 A Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21701 301-846-4204 www.brewers-alley.com Brewerâ€™s Alley 124 N. Market St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-631-0089
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When we planned Brunswick Crossing, we weren’t thinking in terms of square feet.
We were thinking in terms of square miles. 100’s of beautiful, scenic miles. And that’s what you get when you live in a Brunswick Crossing home. There are 26 miles of paved bike paths and walkways, playgrounds, pool, tennis courts, the C&O Canal Towpath, the Potomac River and all minutes from the MARC train! Visit Brunswick Crossing and live out your dream in any of our luxurious single family and townhomes.
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Rockin' the Chapel
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We're big fans of live music of all kinds. But sometimes that experience means your ears are busy trying to ignore the competing sounds of diners, bartenders, and the just plain chatty folks at the next table. And then there is the Hill Chapel House Concert Series. Set in a beautiful, yet simple, historic chapel, owners Paul and Kelley Hill are gracious hosts for fantastic music nearly every Thursday evening. Check the website for a schedule and bios of the evening's performers. Oh, and the acoustics? Amazing. www.thehillchapelhouseconcerts.com 4 Main Street New Market, MD 21774 301-882-7172
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142 Years in the Making Words and photos by Erik McCabe Anderson When I first discovered the Bjorlee Museum at the Maryland School for the Deaf, I expected to find an interesting but narrow focus on the schoolâ€™s personal history, which nearly put me off from visiting because I wondered how much appeal it could hold for an outsider. I also admit that I felt a little uneasy at the prospect of wandering onto a school campus in the middle of the day, and its lack of obvious advertising made me half wonder if I had misunderstood about it being open to the public. I am so glad now that I ignored those senseless inhibitions!
ViSiT iT! Not only is the history of the school itself much more fascinating than I ever knew, the museum also provides an unexpected and entirely unique window into the broader history of the community and nation. All of this is brought into the living present through well put-together exhibits that range in emotional and intellectual flavor from quirky to profound. The curator, Linda Stull, told me that one of the schoolâ€™s early principals, Charles Ely, began collecting exhibit pieces for a planned public museum in the 1870s, but that the school did not have space for his vision until 2008 after a massive construction project expanded the campus. As you can imagine, in that span of 130 years the school managed to amass tons of stuff, enough to probably fill an entire section of the Smithsonian. Stull said that originally, the exhibits were collected for educational purposes because of the logistical difficulty of transporting dozens of children to D.C. or Baltimore before the easy access of the interstate system. In the absence of educational field trips, the educators sought to bring the world to their students by collecting interesting articles related to history and science to use for classroom instruction. As a result, the museum provides an interesting look at early educational methods. For instance, the museum has a large collection of taxidermy specimens that were used to teach children the anatomy of water-foul up close. As the school grew and developed programs for students, eventually they came to contribute to the instructional exhibits. One of my favorites was a unique four-footed duck hatched from an egg and raised at the school by students as part of their agricultural education. Yes, I said a duck with four fully functional feet is forever preserved where you and your kids can see it up close.
ViSiT iT! The interstate system eventually allowed the students to take the easy field trips to big cities, but the collection at the school kept expanding as it developed its own rich history worth documenting and keeping alive. It is the only school in Maryland that serves the hearing impaired, so, the necessity necessity for preserving a history specific to this educational endeavor became apparent. For instance, the museum preserves many news articles documenting important milestones in deaf education, such as one that describes the visit of Helen Keller, the first non-seeing, non-hearing person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Keller spoke at MSD in 1931. It also contains extensive exhibits on early deaf education methods, such as a display of hand-carved wooden sculptures of the hand signals used to form the deaf alphabet, and countless reading and phonics books specially crafted to teach deaf children how to read. The museum is also home to a type of tribute that I have never seen in any other context: scattered pieces of the campusâ€™s former central building. The grand Victorian creation was the primary building for classes and housing weekend border students until it was torn down in the 1960s due to safety concerns and the expense of repairs. The story of the building encapsulates the attitudes of its final age. The 60s were a time when buildings we would now identify as historic and seek to preserve were being plowed under in favor of modern construction techniques that focused on efficiency over aesthetics. Fortunately, in the weeks leading up to the buildingâ€™s demolition, members of the community rescued some of its more unique features and over the decades and donated them back to the school. The first thing youâ€™ll see when walking into the museum is a 12-foot tall weather vane hanging in the middle of the room that used to sit atop the old main building indicating the direction of the wind. Not too long ago, members of the local community who were moving out of their homes donated two enormous vaults that used to keep school records in the old building. I especially liked the little statue that used to hold a real gas-powered torch to light the way up the grand staircase.
ViSiT iT! Stull said that because MSD is such a valued member of the community, the school became a repository for Fredericktonians who wanted to ensure that their special items would be cared for long after they were gone, not because they held any special significance to the school or deaf education. Many of the items include things such as 19th-century toys, such as a beautiful old rocking horse and dolls. I like the exhibits they have relating to national history. Because of generous donations, they have an original letter signed by Abraham Lincoln, a letter written on silk from Henry Clay (former Speaker of the House). And because the school had been a barracks in the Revolutionary War and a hospital in the Civil War, they have many genuine artifacts from this era that are now on public display for the first time. With the help of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in downtown Frederick, the Bjorlee Museum has actually been able to trace some of the articles in their collection, such as books, to specific Union soldiers who left them there after the war. As a result, the museum now displays these items along with complete information about their owners, such as where they were from, what unit they belonged to, etc. They even have a news story about a deaf soldier who fought in the war. The Bjorlee Museum is much more than a schoolâ€™s personal account; it is an important crossroad where the history of a unique Maryland institution meets the local community and nation. With over 1,000 pieces in the museum collection, the only way to fully experience this living history is to visit it yourself! Bjorlee Museum 101 Clarke Placeâ€¨ Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 360-2011 Hours: Tues & Thurs, Noon to 5pm
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Most Monday evenings, you won’t find North Market Street bustling with activity. That is perhaps because most people assume downtown is dead on a typical Monday. But for me, in a room overlooking that Frederick thoroughfare, there is plenty to see. Or rather plenty to hear. I’m on the second floor of Brewer’s Alley for the Monday Songwriter Showcase.
“The reason for putting it on Monday night is that musicians do not have gigs on Monday night,” says Rod Deacey, one of the organizers of the event, now in its eighth year.
When I arrived on a recent Monday night around 7:15 p.m., the doors were just opening, and there was a pianist playing a live interlude. Usually the opening act lasts about 30 minutes before the show begins, but on this night the opening act lasted the better part of an hour. Audience members who gathered early said little, instead giving most of their attention to the piano player. The room itself, which holds between 40 and 50 people at full capacity, is small but comfortable. Perhaps due to the exposed wooden ceiling and rafters, the acoustic qualities are excellent. Admission to the showcase is free of charge, though the full Brewer’s Alley menu is available to those that attend. Many ordered dinner and drinks while they listened to the performances. The wait staff unobtrusively moved in and out of the softly lit listening room throughout the night, bringing customers their orders. The audience was a diverse group, consisting of families with children, older couples, and performers from previous showcases. That, said Deacey, is typical for the showcase. “It’s a huge cross section. People who come in are anywhere from 8 to 80.” Though a few audience members came and went throughout the course of the evening, the majority stayed until the end, giving the room a settled, attentive feel that one does not often find in local venues that host musical acts.
SECTION HEADER! HEAR iT! No doubt contributing even more to the placid atmosphere was the near silence of the audience. Conversing in whispers at their tables between songs and sets, audience members refrained from talking over the music. This set the evening even further apart from what one can expect to find in other venues that provide live music, dinner and drinks. It enhanced my listening experience. This deference to the musicians was not a simple matter of chance, however. Deacey and the other organizers always see to it that the room remains quiet for the sake of the performances and for those who have come, sometimes from long distances, to listen to that week’s talent. And when on occasion things get too loud at the tables? “I shut them up or send them away,” Deacey said. “Some people don’t like that. Tough.” I happen to like that, though only a single warning to boisterous patrons was required on this particular night. One would assume that the week’s performers also appreciate this dedication to keeping things sotto voce in the audience. Most weeks, those performers consist of three or four acts that each play a threesong set. These are known as the “cameo acts.” After all of the cameo acts perform, one “featured act” of the evening takes the stage for about 45 minutes. In most cases, this is equal to about a 12-song set. As is often said in the music industry, these featured slots are not an easy gig to land. “We have 46 feature slots a year,” Deacey explained, “and 160 people on the waiting list…It’s not too difficult to get named people to come in.”
HEAR iT! Those “named” people are musical acts that may not be world famous yet, but that have nonetheless demonstrated both commercial success and a high level of musical skill and knowledge. (The two, Deacey pointed out, don’t always go hand in hand.) And though the showcase rarely packs a full house, there are those who say they come each week because they know the high level of entertainment they can expect. “Our regulars are comprised of people who know great music,” Deacey told me. “They know they’ve not heard of [the acts], but they trust us.” Featured acts at the Monday Songwriter Showcase have included an eclectic mix of songwriters such as Bob Simon; Angie Miller, who performed the night I was there; Victoria Vox; and other talent that Deacey referred to as “biggish names” from all over the East Coast and sometimes beyond. Acclaimed Brazilian salsa guitarists, country-style singers and folk musicians have all been featured artists in this exclusive weekly presentation. As for the cameo acts, Deacey and the other organizers will not allow just anyone to show up and play one of the shorter sets. “We have a high standard for the people who do the three-song cameos,” Deacey said. Between the songs and sets, Deacey and other hosts/organizers of the event, such as Tommy Wright and multiple WAMMY Award Winner Rod Goad, sprinkle the evening with just the right amount of lighthearted banter, as well as questions
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Words by Molly Fellin Spence Itâ€™s true that Frederick County has a bevy of wonderful places that inspire creativity. Artists just old enough to hold a paintbrush and seasoned adults creating masterpieces alike can easily find a multitude of classes right here. But for artists seeking a touch more inspiration in a gorgeous setting off the beaten path, perhaps one might suggest a short trip to West Virginia.
LEARN iT! The folks behind CraftWorks at Cool Spring call it a place “where the arts, crafts, nature and sustainable living connect people to the environment and their communities.” The nonprofit arts education organization aims to provide “memorable and meaningful learning experiences for people of all ages and abilities.” Its location, in historic Cool Spring, on 81 acres of lush, rural West Virginia land just south of Charles Town, is spectacular. No wonder the staff say it’s a place where “people and the creative life come together.” It would be difficult to not be inspired after arriving at CraftWorks’ wonderful grounds. It takes a good 35 to 40 minutes to drive out to Cool Spring from downtown Frederick. It’s a great drive, too, passing over the Shenandoah River, watching the water rush over rocks and under bridges. A very rural road passes by farms and homes, and you begin to think that maybe you’ve gotten yourself lost, when you see the reddish structure that is the CraftWorks studio. CraftWorks at Cool Spring officially opened its doors in June 2011. Prior to that, a rented space in Shepherdstown served as its home base for classes and workshops. The staff and visiting artists were thrilled to move out to the Cool Spring location, with its 81 acres, Bullskin Run —a stream on the property, and a unique marl marsh (which contains 18 rare plant species). Teaching artists and event coordinators take advantage of the location and use the outdoors as part of the classroom; it often becomes a focal point for events. Class sizes are kept intentionally small, typically between six and 10 students, so that each student gets attention from the teaching artists. If personal attention is what you crave when creating, then this is the place. One of the great things about CraftWorks is the wide variety of classes available on its schedule, literally for almost any age. For the very young, a series called “Mommy and Me Storytime” allows mothers to bring their small children (ages 2 to 4) to class each Wednesday, so both can experience art together. And “Fine Art for Toddlers” aims to expose children 5 and younger to concepts and artists through experiences with their parents. Many more types of classes, including cave painting and even comic book art, have also been offered on the schedule.
LEARN iT! For slightly older children, a series of summer camps sounds so exciting that it would make most adults wish they could attend. One example is called MudWorks Pottery Camp, in which kids can get outside and get muddy, exploring CraftWorks’ grounds. Each natural element collected is used in pottery-building activities. Students hunt for frogs in a nearby marsh and then create clay frogs, use leaves and flowers for imprints in clay, and even create their own toad houses to take home for their own gardens! Another, FashionWorks Design Camp, is meant for fashionistas in the making. Children ages 10 to 13 are welcome to develop and explore their personal style and learn fashion design techniques. The kids sketch, style, drape, cut patterns and sew their creations. They even host their own photo shoot to show off their designs and take home a completed garment at the end of the week. CraftWorks is especially excited about a new program for teens this summer called “The Avant Guardian Program.” It’s designed for young adults who are interested in pursuing art careers. The program includes guest speakers from area colleges, teaching artists and gallery owners. Students create a portfolio, complete critiques of each other’s work, and train to work as junior counselors at Camp Cool Spring (for children ages 6 to 13). For adults, classes include the expected (think: watercolors, colored pencil drawing or polymer clay projects) and the unexpected, such as “Yoga and Mindful Eating for Vibrant Health” and “Post and Beam Construction.” Looking ahead to autumn, CraftWorks will sponsor two unique events: in September, the Shepherdstown Chalk Art Festival, which fills the streets and sidewalks of town with the work of more than 50 chalk artists (www.shepherdstownchalkartfestival.org), and in October, SustainU, a three-day conference on sustainability covering topics such as yourFood, yourHome, yourSelf. CraftWorks at Cool Spring www.craftworksatcoolspring.org 1469 Lloyd Road Charles Town, WV 25443 304-728-6233 WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM
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Words by Stephanie Quinn
OVER THE EDGE! Sometimes you have to be away from home to realize things about yourself, and since I was introduced by a friend during college to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, I have driven there when I could, to enter its striking landscape and let its terrain do its work on me. Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, Harpers Ferry abounds with places to explore as well as intellectual entry points. The site of a federal armory from 1799 to 1861, Harpers Ferry supplied Lewis and Clarkâ€™s cross-continental journey in 1803 and saw John Brownâ€™s 1859 raid in an ill-fated attempt to spark a slave rebellion. Positioned on the seam of the North-South divide, it passed between Confederate and Union hands during the Civil War. After emancipation, black freedmen found a measure of security in the Shenandoah Valley due, in part, to the presence of Union soldiers and Baptist missionaries, and Harpers Ferry was the location of Storer College, one of the first integrated teaching schools in the country. In 1906, it was the venue for the second Niagara Conference of the Niagara Movement, in which W.E.B. DuBois and Frederick Douglass participated and which preceded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as a civil rights organization. When I go to Harpers Ferry, I always park in the lot on Shenandoah Street, a quick, sharp turn off of Route 340 just after it crosses the Shenandoah River. From there, I walk between a blue-gray shale rock face on my left and, on my right, Virginius Island, home to a cotton factory, flour mill, sawmill, machine shop, iron foundry, blacksmith shop, carriage factory, and 184 people just before the Civil War in 1859, but now a wooded strip of land sunken between the swampy remains of the Shenandoah Canal and the Shenandoah River on the opposite side.
OVER THE EDGE! All thatâ€™s left of the Shenandoah Pulp Mill are the stone walls of the six flumes that once housed turbines, the power from which ground tons of lumber into pulp and drove the industrial activity that in the nineteenth century left the tops of the surrounding mountains bald. I wandered into the cavities that would have swirled with water under the mill building and, as I returned to the Virginius Island trail, found myself face to face with a deer. I snapped one photo in which the deer appears like a shadow darkened by shadows, but by the time I snapped the second, the deer was gone, leaving me with an empty frame. On the other side of town, across the Potomac and over the footbridge onto the C&O Canal in Maryland, steep banks clogged with plants separate the Potomac from the Canal towpath above, but the sure-footed can descend narrow ladders of stacked rocks to reach the water. In the river, large, smooth rocks rise like loaves out of the water, and in the magic hour of the falling evening, their flanks turn gold under the setting sun. At the beginning of my journey, I contented myself merely to look at the river, but on my way back toward town and my car, I climbed down from the towpath to the water and sat near a blue heron perched on such an island of rock. The Maryland Heights trailhead is a short way up the towpath, across a wooden footbridge and Harpers Ferry Road. The trail ascends steeply, and as I listened to my recordings of myself dictating my thoughts into a voice recorder, I was struck by my breathlessness. In September 1862, Confederate troops on Maryland Heights and Loudoun Heights in Virginia fired long-range guns onto Union forces in the rolling hills above lower town Harpers Ferry, and on September 15, 1862,
OVER THE EDGE!
Harpers Ferry fell to Confederate control, freeing Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson to join Confederate forces at Sharpsburg, Maryland, in time for the Battle of Antietam. On September 22, 1862, five days after that famously bloody day near Sharpsburg, Union troops under General George McClellan reoccupied Maryland Heights and built fortifications to protect the B&O Railroad and guard the U.S. supply depot at Harpers Ferry. The Union soldiers involved hauled 9,700-pound artillery tubes and week’s-worth portions of water up the steep, winding, uneven roads that snake up the mountain to what are today remnants of a stone fort, where soldiers lived in tents and cabins made of logs and mud from May 1862 to July 1865. Before and after the Civil War, colliers and lumber workers made livelihoods from physical labor on the steep slopes. On Maryland Heights, my calves ached, my breath was audible, and my throat was parched, but I heard the shriek of a train whistle in the mountains, I saw wildflowers that had spread their bed of gold beside the rocks, and I realized that my needs, even my largest ones, are not as large as mountains, or rivers, or wars for a more just nation. So I go to Harpers Ferry to realize that my problems are not so big or overwhelming, to see the signs of humanity’s work upon nature and to experience nature’s work upon me. Climbing the mountain, I saw with each blue trail blaze and the remains of the stone fort at the peak—where land and the human mind meet the sky—that nature wears humanity’s marks. But I always come home from Harpers Ferry marked, too—with sweat, river water, and grime, but also with a sense of my place. And with a sense of peace. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm 171 Shoreline Drive Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 304-535-6029
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