Scotts Run/The First Shack
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bitmapped
N 39° 40.021 W 080° 01.076
17S E 584235 N 4391260
Quick Description: Historical marker for Scotts Run and The Shack along US 19/WV 7 near Pursglove, West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 12:26:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM4ETE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 31

Long Description:
Scotts Run
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By the 1930s 10,000 residents representing 28 nationalities and tied to the coal industry crowded the hillsides, victims of severe poverty brought on by a coal recession and Great Depression. "The Shack" and Scotts Run Settlement House brought needed services and interest of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in relief programs.

The First Shack
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North 50 feet was first site for "The Shack," community center set up by Presbyterian mission worker Mary Behner to serve mining families of Scotts Run. Opened in a former stable of Pursglove Coal Co., 1932. Site of educational, religious and community service programs, and political, social and labor meetings. Relocated in 1938.
Marker Title: Scotts Run/The First Shack

Marker Location: Along US 19/WV 7 near Pursglove, West Virginia

County or Independent City: Monongalia County

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives & History

Marker Number: Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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