NOTES – 1956

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 17: PMSS Publications (Published by the School)

NOTES – 1956
“Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School”



NOTES – 1956 APRIL: Dexter Byrd ; school consolidation ; Berea College ; Alvin Boggs ; Huntington College ; librarians ; classes ; education ; vocational education ; choir ; drama ; sewing ; library ; Mary Rogers ; sheep ; dentists ; Dr. Scudder ; Dr. Meader ; hemophilia ; large families ; one-room schools ; school districts ; Harlan County Board of Education ;

… two solemn youngsters handed Mrs. Rogers a dime and three pennies. She thought there was some mistake, but they assured her they wanted her to have these, “because you tell stories so good.” This was a real reward after several years as hard working coordinator of the library volunteers….

Community raised $112.00 as part of the cost of dentist visits for the community and the school children.

[Revised mission after consolidation.]
Pine Mountain Settlement School is in a narrow valley in southeastern Kentucky. It is a private organization Christian in motivation, but non-sectarian, which cooperates with the Harlan County Board of Education to bring more than 200 children from seven one-room school districts to a consolidated school, grades one through ten, on the Pine Mountain grounds. The county pays six well-qualified teachers and supplies buses and drivers. [Burton Rogers, Director]

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