After a scenic drive through the park, and spotting very many deer, we headed to the Memorial Arch. It is a stunning landmark.
The United States Memorial Arch, located at the intersection of Outerline Drive and Gulph Road, was erected to commemorate the arrival of General George Washington and his Continental Army into Valley Forge.
For more history on this site, visit IntenseGuy's post from May! I was so far behind in getting these posted, I didn't go into any additional details!
Originally the plans were for two arches, each at a price of $50K. The bill was approved by the House of Representatives, but not the Senate. Later a bill for one arch at a price of $100K was passed in 1910. (makes no sense to me!) Funds were appropriated in 1911, construction began in 1914 and dedication ceremonies were conducted on June 19, 1917
From one side, the American flag is framed nicely by the arch
Tara is dwarfed by the arch, and has a flag pole growing out of her head.
Perhaps my favorite photograph of the day is this one of the back side of the Gen'l Anthony Wayne (Mad Anthony) Statues. I love the lighting and shadows.
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