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This category will hold a collection of freestanding arches, both gateway arches and triumphal arches, ancient and modern. As the category grows, the hope is to show how such a simple shape has grown and changed over the ages, and how different regions of the world symbolically interpret this structural form.
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The freestanding arch has long been used as a symbol for countries around the world and you will find that these arches often fall into two categories: gateway or triumphal.

A freestanding "gateway arch" is a symbol of the passing from one realm into the next, both in a physical and spiritual sense. The Japanese Torii (shown below) would be a symbol of passing from everyday life into a sacred space.

The triumphal arch dates from Roman times. This arch is a symbol celebrating victory in war, or the leader of such a victory. Its form is also often used as a memorial to fallen soldiers of a war such as the U.S. Civil War Memorial from Hartford, Connecticut shown below.

Your charge is to find and waymark the freestanding arches of the world, gateway or triumphal, ancient or modern. No backyard or garden trellis arches will be accepted. Arches over highways and roadways will be considered on a case by case basis.

Instructions for Posting a Freestanding Arches Waymark:
Please provide the coordinates as well as a photo of the arch. More photos are appreciated to show details of the arch, which can truly be works of art. Also, please fill out the variables below to the best of your ability.

Please name your waymark: Name - City and State.

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To help give a different perspective and to better this waymark listing for future visitors please tell us about your visit and upload a favorite photograph you took of the arch. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.
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Freestanding ArchesStateline Cemetery Entrance Arch

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This Freestanding Arch arcs over the entrance to the Stateline Methodist Cemetery located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Stateline Road and Wisconsin Highway 139 about 3.3 miles south of Harmony, Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/15/2013

last visited: never

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EE68.2 km

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Freestanding ArchesSparta Memorial Field entrance - Sparta, WI, USA

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Located next to the field house entrance to the high school (American) football field, this arch welcomes people into this portion of Sparta Memorial Field.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesFarmers Valley Cemetery Arch - Angelo Township, WI, USA

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The first interment in this cemetery was back in 1856. Since then the number has climbed to over 460. This arch marks the area, but not the entrance to the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/1/2016

last visited: never

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Freestanding ArchesAhneman Memorial Gateway - Pine Island, MN

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A memorial gateway for Henry Ahneman at the North entrance to the Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Siren Hunter

location: Minnesota

date approved: 8/10/2010

last visited: 10/26/2015

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Freestanding ArchesOakwood Cemetery Gateway Arch

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This Freestanding Arch announces the entrance to the Oakwood Cemetery, located at 1800 4th Street NW in Austin, Minnesota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/15/2013

last visited: 9/28/2013

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