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Near Pursglove in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scotts Run/The First Shack

 
 
Scotts Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 1, 2010
1. Scotts Run Marker
The opposite side is the The First Shack marker
Inscription.
Scotts Run
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
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.
 
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 39° 40.013′ N, 80° 1.063′ W. Marker is near Pursglove, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 7 east of #8 Hollow Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pursglove WV 26546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia University (approx. 2.5 miles away); Core Arboretum
The First Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 1, 2010
2. The First Shack Marker
The opposite side is the Scotts Run marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Dents Run Covered Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 3.4 miles away); 201st Infantry/ Field Artillery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Old Iron Works (approx. 4 miles away); First Pottery (approx. 4 miles away); Morgantown (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Coal Industry, Great Depression
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public Work
 
Scotts Run/The First Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 1, 2010
3. Scotts Run/The First Shack Marker
Photo taken looking east on WV Route 7
Scotts Run/The First Shack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 1, 2010
4. Scotts Run/The First Shack Marker
#8 Hollow Road is visible behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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