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In Harpers Ferry, US government shutdown unites merchants, civic leaders to sustain tourism
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, October 4, 2013 7:28 AM EDT
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va.
The government shutdown has united merchants and officials in Harpers Ferry in hopes of keeping visitors coming to the historic destination.
Merchant Crystal Grimsley tells The Journal that the town is not enforcing two-hour parking and other spaces are being made available.
The Town of Harpers Ferry, the Harpers Ferry Merchants Association and the Harpers Ferry Historical Town Foundation pooled their resources to provide portable toilets so visitors can have access.
Hikers and outdoor adventurers can still enjoy the state-funded parts of the Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal towpath.
Information from: The Journal, http://journal-news.net/