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Description:

The Racoon Run Shelters in the Michaux State Forest (PA), were built by workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934. Smaller than the standard Appalachian Trail lean-tos built at this time, the paired shelters in this stretch of the Trail in Pennsylvania are unique along the Trail. The Raccoon Run Shelters were maintained by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, but they were torn down in the 1980s when the AT was relocated away from its current route. The Raccoon Run Shelters were among those too close to the road, and often frequented by non-hikers.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

1934

Creator:

Myron Avery

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Myron Avery Scrapbooks.

Rights

Copyright Appalachian Trail Conservancy. All rights reserved.

Citation

Myron Avery, “Raccoon Run Shelters (1934),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 22, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/594.

Geolocation

Racoon Run Shelters 1934.jpg