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Gathland State Park
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With the only memorial constructed to honor war journalists, the park was built on the estate of George Alfred Townsend, known as "Gath," a freelance newspaper correspondent and a late 19th century lecturer. The park has a self-guided walking tour, a museum with Civil War era firearms on display, and exhibits on Townsend's personal history. The War Correspondent's Memorial Arch, erected in 1896, is a memorial to correspondents and artists, particularly those of the Civil War. Special events throughout 1996 will celebrate the centennial of the arch. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park.
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