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Allentown State Hospital was the location of a Mennonite Civilian Public Service mental hospital unit from November 1943 to May 1946. The original group of men were transferred from Camp Downey in Idaho. At least 36 men served in the unit during its 2.5 years.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1955


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Allentown State Hospital (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Allentown_State_Hospital_(Allentown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=74664.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1955). Allentown State Hospital (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Allentown_State_Hospital_(Allentown,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=74664.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 57. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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