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War Correspondents Arch

The War Correspondents Arch was built in 1885 by George Alfred Townsend, an author and former Civil War correspondent. It is the only monument in the world erected to the memory of war correspondents.

Address: War Correspondents Arch, South Mountain Recreation Area, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713; 301-791-4767.
Web: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/ gathlandhistory.html.


George Washington's
First Monument

In the same recreation area, a rugged stone tower was the first monument erected to George Washington, the Father of our Country (United States).

Address: Washington Monument State Park, South Mountain Recreation Area, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713; 301-432-8065. Web: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/ western/washington.html.

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