CHRONOLOGY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Built Environment

CHRONOLOGY OF KEY EVENTS AND DATES
AT PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL

1912          Katherine Pettit and Ethel de Long planning ; negotiations for William Creech and Nolan land

1913         John Shell “Gray” Cottage ; Store Building and Masonic Lodge ;  3 Tents ; Sawmill ; May 15, Big Log house begun

1914         Old Log House ; “House in the Woods” ; Big Log house completed ;  Farm House begun ;

1915          Tool House completed

1916          Barn constructed

1917          Zande House under construction

1918          Death of Uncle William Creech ;

1919         Pole House constructed ; Office constructed; Big Laurel Medical Center  begun ; Burkham School House I destroyed by fire ; Robbins cabin & school on Little Laurel active ;

1920          New Burkham School House II begun ; Boy’s House built; Line Fork Settlement begun ; Medical Center at Big Laurel active ;

1921           Infirmary begun

1922          Chapel construction; Line Fork Med. Settlement continues ; Boy’s                                Industrial Building ;  (Workshop)

1923          Planned Swimming Pool; Water at Medical Settlement ; Construction of Country Cottage [Practice House]

1924           Dedication of the Charlotte F. Hedges Chapel ;

1925          Girl’s Industrial Building constructed

1926

1927          Little Cabin [Little Log House] constructed for Mrs. Burns the farmer :

1928          Death of Ethel de Long Zande ;

1929          Plans for electricity underway ; Power House built

1930          Line Fork Settlement fire destroys Cabin ;

1931          Glyn Morris assumes Director position ; Reservoir issues (crayfish) ;

1932          Katherine Pettit, founder, retires ;

1933

1934

1935          Diesel Plan developed

1936          Death of Katherine Pettit ;

1937          Pack horse librarian ;

1938          Milk House completed ; Swimming Pool issues resolved

1939          Burkham Schoolhouse II stage constructed ;

1940          Old Laurel House I burns ; New Laurel House II is begun

1941          Sleeping porches at Boy’s House closed ; West Wind begun ; Jubilee Cottage built ; Director Glyn Morris departs ;

1942           West Wind construction completed and dedicated ; REA comes to valley ; William Webb assumes Director position ; 5th Youth Guidance  Institute ;

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

1948

1949          Boarding School closes

1950          Community School begins

1951          Fu-Liang Chang Study of PMSS ;

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1958

1960

1961

1962

1963          ‘Little School’ instituted by Mildred Mahoney – precursor to Head Start programs;

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972          Mary Rogers begins Environmental Education Program

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

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1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

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2011

2012

2013      Centennial Celebration


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CHRONOLOGY

BUILDINGSEDUCATIONEXTENSION PROGRAMSPEOPLEMEDICALCELEBRATION &
SPECIAL EVENTS
YearBuildings
& Physical Plant
EducationExtensionPersonnelHealthSpecial
1912Letters to establish school
1913John Shell "Gray" Cottage ; Store
Building and Masonic Lodge ;

3 Tents

Sawmill

May 15- Big Log house begun
Robin Hood Play
1914Old Log House ; "House
in the Woods"
; Big Log
house completed ; Farm House begun ; 
1915Tool House40 children enrolled
1916Barn
is built ;
1917Zande HouseCecil Sharp's visit
1918Death of Uncle WilliamShakespeare play
1919Pole House constructed ;  Office
constructed; Big Laurel  Medical Center begun ; old Burkham School burns
Farm[?] Robbins cabin & school on L.
Laurel;
Dental Clinic; Medical SettlementRoad started; Old fashioned ...?; May Day
1920New Burkham School; Boy's
House
; Line Fork
begun
S CantoAngela Melville in Extension Center campaign ;Aeroplane over PMSS; Peter Pan ; Pageant of PMSS history
1921InfirmaryWeaving at Old Log; Pine [?] Lane around
School
Regional schools work ; Coil Branch ; Bear Branch ; Little Laurel Community Fair Day began
1922Chapel; Line Fork Med. Settlement ; Boy's
Industrial Building
(Workshop)
Eye, ear, nose, throat clinic
1923Planned Swimming Pool; Water at Med.Settlement
; Construction of Country
Cottage
[Practice House]
1924Dedication of the Chapel; School Grades 1-4 ended; 1st High School graduatesPercy MacKaye,Playwrite and poet spent summerLogging train
1925Girl's
Industrial Building
Brooms in Bee Drad...?Aunt Sal's death
1926Indian Cave remains  discovered
1927The Cabin for Mrs. Burns built ;Mr. Pope, naturalists visitsPerformance by school of Sun...
1928Miss Melville takes charge of schoolEthel de Long Zande's death; Mr. Hadley's deathCreech family [reunion?]
1929Plan for electricity Power House ; Miss Kimano; Home Ec. Extension"Sun Up"play in N.Y; Performance of Robin Hood
1930End of 5-6 grades; TestingLine Fork Cabin fire; School on Isaacs Run.Miss Pettit retiresDr. Ida Stapleton & Rev. Stapleton arrive ;Pageant on Aunt Sal's Day; Book published [?]
1931Crayfish in reservoirAgrit?? added; Co-op started?Glyn Morris arrives as Director
1932Print shopBoy shot on May DayPMSS Health Assoc. createdForest fence [?]; Mikado
1933
1934Testing
1935Diesel Plant;Counsellor Sinoanc ?? last for PMSS ...?
1936Death of Miss PettitPMSS Octet on tour;
1937Sundance Inst. ; Pack horse librarianStudents In N.Y. on tour ;
1938Milk House; Reading Room f ...; Swimming Pool
resolved
Churnaw? Home Ec. Worker6 delics??Silver Jubilee; Singers at White House, D.C.
1939Stage in Burkham built;School gets "A" rating; Junior
class; Community group
PMSS Institute
1940Old Laurel House burns; New Laurel House begun;School poultry discontinued
1941Sleeping porches on Boy's House closed; West
Wind begun; Jubilee built
Home Ec. for boys and Mechanics for girlsExtension and guidance
1942West Wind completed and dedicated; REA arrives5th Guidance InstituteGlen Morris leaves; Mr. Webb comesHarmon Fd.Film ; Strep throat epidemic; Pur town co-op; Mid-summers Night Dream produced
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949Boarding School closes
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956Rural school ??
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972Environmental Education Program begins ;
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
20010
2011
2012
2013100 YEAR CELEBRATION
2014