THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says Amish volunteers from Indiana are helping to restore some historic cabins in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.
They’re working this month at Camp Misty Mount, a collection of 29 wood-and-stone cabins built by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Officer Dragged By Vehicle In Northwest Baltimore
The park service says the volunteers will help strip designated cabins to their original components. Then they’ll restore the buildings using historically accurate techniques and materialsREAD MORE: At Least 5 Shootings In Baltimore Since Monday; Harrison Weighs In On Mosby Prosecution Policy
The volunteers from Nappanee, Ind., are participants in a program enabling them serve their country without joining the military.
The cabins have been used by groups ranging from the Salvation Army to the Marine Corps. Marines bunked there in the 1940s to provide wartime protection for the nearby presidential retreat that became Camp David.MORE NEWS: Baltimore City Councilmembers Pledge To Protect Women's Rights Following Supreme Court Ruling
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