Browsing All posts tagged under »Nathaniel Parker Willis«

Just having missed a “Nathaniel Parker Willis, of the Shenandoah”

October 4, 2015 by


In my pursuit of the “Shenandoah Literari” of the nineteenth century, I encounter some unusual twists and turns in the history of the Valley. One family’s “brush” with the area’s history, for example, presents an interesting “what if”. Now, I’m not really a fan of “what ifs” in regard to history, but I do find […]

Prewar Harpers Ferry in art… and some thoughts

August 7, 2012 by


A little something different this evening… While I have my fair share of Troiani battle scenes on my walls, I’m finding myself more drawn to pre-Civil War art these days. It might be that the bigger draw is the humanity… that calm in years before the storm. Sure, they had their own problems, even in […]


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