Aggregation of material regarding the construction and preservation of the Earl Shaffer Shelter, Peters Mountain, PA.

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"... a legendary Appalachian Trail hikers shelter atop Peters Mountain will be torn down Saturday."

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Historic Appalachian Trail shelter to be dismantled

by CHRIS A. COUROGEN, Of The Patriot-News Thursday July 31, 2008, 5:11 PM

The last Appalachian Trail hikers shelter built by York-area native Earl Shaffer will be removed from atop Peters Mountain in Dauphin County Saturday. The shelter will be preserved for display in a planned Appalachian trail museum.The last remaining shelter built on Peters Mountain in Dauphin County by Appalachian Trail icon Earl Shaffer will be taken down Saturday. The shelter, a small, three-sided log structure that sleeps about four hikers, was built in the early 1960s by Shaffer, a York-area native who in 1948 became the first man to complete the entire 2,175 trail from Georgia to Maine in one hike.

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