Martinsburg West Virginia

Martinsburg West Virginia is home to the oldest working train station in the United States. Built in 1847 it is one of the few structures in Martinsburg to survive the Civil war. It is now a designated National Historic Landmark.

Martinsburg roundhouse
Old Round House Martinsburg West Virginia

The old roundhouse , significant because of it’s architecture,the role it played in the 1877 Great Rail Road strike,  and because it was the site where confederate troops actually stole a train loaded with supplies and munitions during the Civil war,  is also a National Historic Landmark.

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Great Rail Road Strike 1877

Because of it’s location, the town and railroad subsequently changed hands many times.Through these gently rolling hills and peaceful meadows  both the union and confederate troops jockeyed for position to and from such battles as Gettysburg, Antietam, and Monocacy.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean, and studied Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different cultures!

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