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War Correspondents' Memorial Arch, near Boonsboro, Maryland, circa 1930-1944

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Alternate title:War Correspondents' Arch, off of U.S. 40, near Boonsboro, Maryland
Summary:War Correspondents' Memorial Arch, near Boonsboro, Maryland, circa 1930-1944. Caption reads: "Only monument in the world to the memory of war correspondents, this unusual piece of masonry was erected by George Alfred Townsend, famous author and war correspondent. Located in Washington County, Maryland, on top of South Mountain, at Gapland, a few miles southeast of Boonsboro, off U.S. Route 40. Visited annually by thousands." Monument is dedicated to Civil War correspondents and is located in Gathland State Park. Postcard number: 68788.
Provider:John Myerly Company
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: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Zone :Gathland State Park
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Boonsboro
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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