11th - Sunday, August 13th
Where: Seneca Rocks
in Pendleton County, West Virginia, where much of the area is unchanged
in the ensuing 2½ centuries, a tribute to the love and respect which
the people of West Virginia have for their land and their history.
It is good to know that somehow, somewhere things have remained the same.
There are plenty of things
to do in this part of the country, such as: libraries and courthouses
for Harper research; Civil War camps and battlefields; Dolly Sods, a federally
designated wilderness; Seneca Rocks for rock climbing; backpacking, hiking,
caving, canoe and kayaking; golf; Smokehole Caverns and Seneca Caverns;
and plenty more! For more information on area activities, contact
Tucker County Convention and Visitor's Bureau (800)782-2775, Pendleton
County Visitors' Committee (304)358-7573 and Randolph County Tourism
The travel agency I recommended
last year is no longer in business, so you will need to book your own airplane
flights and contact the motels directly:
Yokum's Motel, Cabins and
Hedrick's 4-U Restaurant and
I highly recommend
casual clothes and comfortable shoes for the weekend, except for Friday
night's banquet where you might want to be a little dressed up.
Pack jackets and sweaters
- it can get into the 40s at night. Don't forget to bring cameras
and plenty of extra film.
Meals will include:
Friday- ham and turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls and dessert;
Saturday- BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, and apple crisp; and Sunday-
chicken salad on homemade yeast rolls with fresh pies. Anyone requiring
a special menu for health reasons should send requirements with this form;
meal costs may be affected.
Form for Reunion 2000!
Return to The Harper
for Reunion 2000!:
6pm Get Acquainted
& Harper Memorabilia
Display of Old Bibles and Photographs
6:45pm Opening Ceremonies & Banquet
8-11pm Old-Fashioned Square Dance featuring
the "Always Late Band"
10am-5pm Tour of Harper Sites
with lunch at 1pm
6-10pm Catered Cook-Out
Campfire with Bagpipe Band,
Hayrides and Ghost Stories
11am High Rock Church Service in
1pm Catered Picnic at Harper
3pm Tour of Jacob C. Harper
and Cemetery; Closing Ceremonies
Saturday's tour will be the highlight of the weekend as we go from
site to site, seeing the places where our ancestors raised their families
and lived and died. We'll be hearing the history and stories behind
these sites and how our Harper ancestors lived back then. Tour Highlights
The original homestead of Philip and Anna Elisabetha Harper
Cemeteries of Leonard, Nicholas, Jacob, Sylvanus and Philip Harper
Churches (Harpers Chapel, Upper Tract)
Mills (Harpers MIll, McDonald Mill
Cave where Harpers made gunpowder