Robert and Dotty Webber lived for over 50 years in a log cabin without electricity or running water. Their lifestyle was simple and sacred, inspiring generations of family, friends and colleagues. The purpose of this documentary, Mountain Souls, is to preserve and promote the legacy of the Webbers.
The film motivates viewers to consider the benefits of a simple life, one that can be fully enjoyed, despite few material possessions. Robert and Dotty cherished the blessings of deep and lasting friendships, the joys of nature and living from the land and the satisfaction of hard work. They were well-read and deeply devoted to God and their fellow man. The hearts of those who encountered them were forever changed. The Webbers believed that it is “the journey, not the destination,“ that brings true meaning and satisfaction to life.
Stories of faith and friendship are central to the narrative, as well as details about the reconstruction of the Webbers cabin at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum. Visitors to the museum can witness firsthand the lifestyle of these modern-day pioneers.
Mountain Souls also provides a glimpse into the history and infrastructure of the Pine Creek area, including the famous trails and vistas enjoyed by generations of hikers and outdoorsman. Proceeds from the Documentary will be used to fund scholarships for young adults who are interested in environmental careers, namely forestry.
The character and values that shaped the Webber’s way of life are timeless. One objective of this film is to make known the hidden treasures that often lie within a life of authentic simplicity.
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“Mountain Souls” is part of the legacy of Robert and Dottie Webber: models of the closeness to nature and to God that many seek to mimic. Robert liked to say they “Lived to live” as they went about their daily lives near Slate Run, Pa. in a self built small log cabin for over 50 years without running water or electricity. They influenced everyone who came to know them- with wood stove chats, a hot cup of tea, and a work ethnic second to none. It is an inspiring story for all.
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