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Holden Village - A Memoir: New Life - Endless Stories Werner Janssen

Holden Village - A Memoir: New Life - Endless Stories

Werner Janssen

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Today Holden Village is a thriving educational and spiritual retreat center attracting teachers, artists, musicians, and people of all ages wanting to learn and grow. Nestled deep within the North Cascades in Washington State, Holden is surrounded byMoreToday Holden Village is a thriving educational and spiritual retreat center attracting teachers, artists, musicians, and people of all ages wanting to learn and grow. Nestled deep within the North Cascades in Washington State, Holden is surrounded by stunning views—a rare beauty in nature that came with a cost.Once a bustling copper town, the mine closed in 1957, leaving the town abandoned. In the early 1960s, a group of Lutheran laity saw an opportunity to revitalize the town and took the risk of building a new community in an isolated location where communication with the outside world was only possible through the US mail service or amateur radio, with the nearest medical facilities forty miles away by helicopter or boat.But as the community attracted teachers, students, and the retired who were willing to volunteer their time and enjoy the remote, isolated community to experience the awe-inspiring splendor, Holden Village soon became known as a place where people could learn and enjoy open discussions on a wide variety of subjects—including science, art, and theology.Recounting the early decades of the revitalized town, Holden Village: A Memoir offers an inside view of a remarkable human experience of community and personal growth.