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War Correspondents' Memorial Arch, Gathland State Park, near Boonsboro, Maryland, circa 1971-1990

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Alternate title:War Correspondents' Memorial, Gathland State Park, near Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland
Summary:War Correspondents' Memorial Arch, Gathland State Park, near Boonsboro, Maryland, circa 1971-1990. Caption reads: "This national monument is under the supervision of the Maryland Dept. of Forests and Parks. It was built in 1885 by Geo. Alfred Townsend, famous author and war correspondent of the Civil War period. Located in Washington Co. along the famous Appalacian [sic] Trail that stretches from Maine to Georgia. Gath was the pen name of Townsend, from which Gathland originates. This arch is the only monument in the world erected to the memory of war correspondents." Postcard number: S-45517.
Contributor:Kelley, Frank D.
Provider:Kelley's Studio
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Hagerstown
Temporal subject: 1971-1980
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Boonsboro
Geographical subject – District:Gathland State Park
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Memorial arches
War correspondents
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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