Laborer’s Double Dwelling
Eckley Miners’ Village
Miners extended their lives into back and side yards, first building out-houses and a summer kitchen (the stove was moved seasonally) to remove cooking heat from the home in the summer. Back rooms were added and breezeway rooms connected the house to the summer kitchen. Garden sheds, chicken coops, and other small buildings also reflect survival strategies that emerged as families became stable.
Family members canned fruit and produce, raised and slaughtered small farm animals, made their own cheese, butter or other animal products and otherwise found the chores of survival to be constant. Selling or bartering extra food—produce, baked goods, animal products—and services was essential.
Erected by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.
Location. 40° 59.674′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eckley Miners’ Village (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eckley Miners’ Village (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exploring the Corridor (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Eckley Miners' Village (about 600 feet away); Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Weatherly Civil War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Weatherly War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Lehigh Gorge State Park (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherly.
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