Wolf Run Studio - Covered Bridges

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. . . AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
National Memorial Arch
Dedicated in 1917 Valley Forge National Historical Park Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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Also available in Notecard Assortment #AST-1777

The most striking monument in the Valley Forge National Historical Park, the arch marks the entrance of the weary and ragged regiments of the Continental Army into the Valley Forge encampment. Designed by Paul Philippe Cret, a University of Pennsylvania Professor, the arch was built in a style reminiscent of the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome (AD 81).

Original plans called for two arches, one dedicated to George Washington and the other to Baron von Stuben, the Prussian-born military leader who trained the previously undisciplined troops under Washington. A single arch was approved by Congress in 1910, but its completion was delayed when funds were diverted to World War I efforts. It was dedicated on June 19, 1917, the 139th anniversary of the evacuation of Valley Forge.

Text © 2004 Terry White, Drawing © 2004 Bill Harrah


The Betsy Ross House    Carpenter's Hall    Independence Hall    Liberty Bell
George Washington's Headquarters    Soldiers' Winter Quarters    General Anthony Wayne Monument    National Memorial Arch
Old State House    Paul Revere House    Bunker Hill Monument    Faneuil Hall   

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