Last night I dug around the hard drive and was unable to find the
article text mentioned. I apparently deleted it after publication.
I'll make a photocopy and forward it to whichever address you
It seems easier for me to just go get you a copy of "Names in Stone"
at the park and send it also. The two-minute drive won't kill me.
I'll see what else I have knocking about here that might be of use.
Sounds like your search engine is a bit touchy.
You are probably aware of the vanadalism at Laurel Hill Cemetery
some years back. Numerous stones were overturned or broken.
Townsend's was hit pretty hard, but subsequently repaired. No rest
for the wicked. There's a popular local myth that he once occupied
the Gapland Mausoleum, now in need of repair. Gath intended its four
vaults for himself, his wife Bessie, and his parents. All ended up
in Laurel Hill, Philly. The mausoleum went unoccupied.
Your journalism-major son may very well have been impacted by the
Arch. Seems to do that to everyone one way or the other. It's kind
of a white elephant, oddly conceived and oddly placed.
Architecturally people either love it or hate it, no middle ground.
If your son is working at the Inquirer have him touch base with Ed
Colimore, a good friend of mine.
Let me know where to send this stuff and I'll get on it.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, 128thpa@c... wrote:
> Thanks Tim, whatever you would like to send, and whenever is fine
with me. I
> have an 1870 edition of his book, "Lost Abroad".
> I am interested in that booklet, but I couldn't get the web site
> I have been interested in Townsend because of the Laurel Hill
connection. But now I have another interest, my son will be
graduating from college with a major in journalism. He has a job as
a reporter. When he was 14 we visited the arch, I wonder if that
had any impact on him? <g>