First Monument To George Washington

First Monument To George Washington Boonsboro Maryland


Stock #: 24545
City: Boonsboro
State: Maryland (MD)
County: Washington
Postmark: 1947
PM City: Boonsboro
PM State: MD
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The first Monument erected to the memory of George Washington is located on top South Mountain It was built July 4th, 1827. The original monument was gradually reduced to a state of near ruins over a period of years. In 1936 it was rebuilt and is now a Maryland State Park. It is reached by a splendid road leading U.S. 40 just east of Boonsboro.
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