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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
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That was the happiest time of my life.

Storer alumna Ruby Reeler

— Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
Storer College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
1. Storer College Marker
Inscription.  
Female students arriving here at the Cook Hall dormitory were greeted with a welcoming letter that advised them, “Here you will come as a refuge from the strangeness or perplexities of campus life. Here you will fight your battles of adjustment to new surroundings. Here you will gain new understanding of community living and of friendships.”

Storer College provided a refuge from the pressures of segregated society. Students flourished within the structure of the Storer community. Football teams played on the field before you, and literary clubs and musical groups met in the buildings around you.

You loved the school…this building was you.
Storer alumus

[Photo caption reads] Storer students were active in a wide variety of clubs, societies, and athletic teams.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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Women. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 19.412′ N, 77° 44.446′ W. Marker was in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on the grounds of the NPS Mather Training Center, off Fillmore Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. John Brown (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Meeting of the Niagara Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Heads versus Hands (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundations of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); That was the happiest time of my life. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Heads versus Hands (within shouting distance of this marker); A Land Divided (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Storer College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
2. Storer College Marker
Cook Hall in background
This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .  Storer College. (Submitted on December 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. That was the happiest time of my life.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 667 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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