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Hidden Springs: A Quaker Farm Community in the Mid-20th Century

Technically, my parents did not own a house until after Dad retired, and even then, it was probably mortgaged. For a while they owned shares in the corporation that owned the house we lived in, but mostly they rented living quarters. Dad worked in New York City, so it was important to live where a commute was not difficult or expensive and where the cost of housing was much lower than in the city. So we lived in a part of New Jersey that is not far from the George Washington Bridge for most of my early years. I๐Ÿ”’

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Richard K. Wood, a founding member of Gettysburg (Pa.) Meeting, has been an educator and was an administrator of computing at Gettysburg College. In the late 1950s, he was clerk of the Junior Yearly Meeting of New York Yearly Meeting.


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