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Waterpower on Virginius Island, Shenandoah River near Potomac River, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, WV



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Shenandoah River near Potomac River, Harpers%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BFerry, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-35
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-23).
Significance: Virginius Island is historically significant because it is the site of a 19th century water powered industrial village. The study of the site offers much information on the evolution of American water power technology from water wheels through successive generations of water turbines. It also reveals characteristics of industrial villages, prototypical manufacturing communities that played a key role in early American industrial development.

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Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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