LADEN TRAIL or THE ROAD PHOTO GALLERY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series: PHOTOGRAPHS
Series  12: Land Use

LADEN TRAIL or THE ROAD PHOTO GALLERY


TAGS: Laden Trail or the Road photo gallery ; Evelyn K. Wells ; land use ; roads ; construction ; infrastructure ; Good Roads Association ; Katherine Pettit ; Ethel de Long Zande ; Harlan County, Kentucky ; revenue sharing ; fund raising ;


LADEN TRAIL, or “THE ROAD,”began as a paved road over Pine Mountain that connected Pine Mountain Settlement School to the Laden railroad station near Putney some eight miles across Pine Mountain. Negotiations for the building of the Road began in 1914, approximately a year after Pine Mountain Settlement School was founded.

The close timing of the Road and the School’s beginnings was not coincidental. As construction of the School progressed, it became obvious that the steep Laden Trail — truly only a trail —over the mountain was inadequate for hauling needed supplies by wagon. By 1920 the founders of the School had a plan, had called in consultants and had begun a fundraising campaign for a road. It was not completed until 1940.

For more about Laden Trail (The Road) click here.


GALLERY: Laden Trail or the Road Photo Gallery


See Also: 

DANCING IN THE CABBAGE PATCH: LADEN TRAIL or THE ROAD

EVELYN K. WELLS GUIDE to EXCERPTS FROM LETTERS HOME 1915-1923

LADEN TRAIL or THE ROAD History

LADEN TRAIL or THE ROAD CORRESPONDENCE

LADEN TRAIL VIDEO (1980s) – Paul Hayes