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Description:

The Rentschler Shelter was located in Pennsylvania near Bethel, PA, and was built by volunteers from the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club to commemorate Dr. Rentschler's role in founding their club. The shelter was built in 1933 and torn down in the 1960s. It was a partially closed front log lean-to, typical of the shelters built during this period in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. A memorial to Dr. Rentschler remains at the site of the former shelter.

Collection:

Trail Shelters


Date:

1940s

Creator:

Unknown

Subject

Trail Shelters

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Used with permission.

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

Unknown, “The Dr. Harry F. Rentschler Shelter (1940s),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed October 20, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/700.

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