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Lock 38 - Shepherdstown

Mile 72.65 - The James Rumsey Bridge you see here will take you across the river into Shepherdstown, West Virginia, named after its found, Thomas Shepherd.  It is the oldest town in WV.

Shepherdstown web site.

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The view from the James Rumsey bridge puts it all together.  James Rumsey demonstrated a steamboat ten years before Robert Fulton but because it was not a commercial success, he was not recognized as the inventor.  You can see the railroad trestle and stone pillars of the earlier bridges.



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