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Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages travel throughout the state this holiday weekend

Historic Harpers Ferry is the latest WV town to be featured in the Real. West Virginia campaign
Historic Harpers Ferry is the latest WV town to be featured in the Real. West Virginia campaign

Showcases Real. Harpers Ferry vignette to encourage exploration of heritage and outdoor adventures

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia released the Real. Harpers Ferry vignette — the fifth in a series produced as part of the Real. campaign — to encourage exploration of our state’s rich history and abundant outdoor recreation during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.  

“We’re excited to share the Real. Harpers Ferry vignette in time for the upcoming Labor Day weekend,”  Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said.  “The holiday weekend provides West Virginians and visitors a tremendous opportunity to explore both the Mountain State’s culture, history and heritage and our world-class outdoor adventures.  I encourage folks to take some time this weekend to discover something new about West Virginia and make new memories with family and friends.”
 
Four buildings in Historic Harpers Ferry— which housed several local businesses and dated back to the early 1800s — were destroyed by fire in late July.  
 
“The continuing recovery efforts of several of the businesses and town has brought this historic community even closer,” Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau Annette Gavin  said.  “Harpers Ferry has faced wars, floods and fires but every time this town has come back stronger. This is the Real. story of Harpers Ferry–Harpers Ferry Strong!”
 
This is the fifth vignette in the Real. series produced by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.  The Real. campaign, launched this past June, is aimed at celebrating the Real. destinations and authentic experiences found in the Mountain State. Earlier videos featured Charleston and Huntington, Jefferson County, Braxton and Lewis counties, and Wheeling and the Ohio Valley.

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