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Mennonite-Amish Culture in the Pen-Mar Highlands, page 8

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tive enterprises which have bound the separate communities into a cultural unity.

"In the heart of the forest-clothed mountains at a spot named Little Crossings by George Washington in 1755 Penn Alps on the Casselman represents the first major crafts outlet of the Alleghenies.

"Many of Penn Alps producers are retired, widowed, unemployed, and handicapped. Scores of them have obtained a new lease on life, and some have shown marked improvement in health.

"As a non-profit corporation Penn Alps aims to help folks in all areas of life. Its 15-man Board of Directors of Christian business and professional men and women is working closely with the local welfare agencies, vocational rehabilitation and health officers, university extension services, and mission boards in a total program of rehabilitation and self-help.

"Embellished with original wood carvings and oil paintings of the Swiss-German traditions the spacious dining room combines new and old world cultures. Served by Mennonite maids, hundreds of guests enjoy the house specialty: country sausage, Dutch fries, dried corn, as well as baked goods produced in the Dutch kitchen.

"Penn Alps is situated between the 80-foot-span stone arch bridge built in 1813 and the old grist mill built by Jesse Tomlinson around 1795—on Rt. 40 at the east end of Grantsville, Md.


Felix G. Robinson


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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