The Dr. Harry F. Rentschler Shelter (1940s)
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.
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Used with permission.
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Unknown, “The Dr. Harry F. Rentschler Shelter (1940s),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed June 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/700.