Penn-Craft

Penn-Craft (HM14JD)

Location: East Millsboro, PA 15433 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.58', W 79° 54.842'

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This experimental community for coal miners unemployed during the Depression was developed, 1937-43, by the American Friends Service Committee. On the 200-acre tract, fifty families built their stone houses, a cooperative store, and a knitting factory. A model for other self-help projects elsewhere, Penn-Craft was a successful example of the back-to-the-land movement of the 1930s.
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HM NumberHM14JD
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Year Placed1991
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 592753 N 4423845
Decimal Degrees39.95966667, -79.91403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.58', W 79° 54.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 34.80" N, 79° 54' 50.52" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 980 Penncraft Rd, East Millsboro PA 15433, US
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