LAND USE Guide

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 12: Land Use

 LAND USE Guide, 1913 – present


TAGS: Land Use Guide, land use documents, Dollar Branch, Lands Unsuitable for Mining, Little Shepherd Trail, Laden Trail, Land Use Plan c. 1913, Maps of PMSS Area, Timber and Logging, publications


Dollar Branch. [DBranch3.jpg]

To be landless is not to lack property
But to lack responsibility

Scott Russell Sanders

Land use is how we negotiate our space. Space can be used as one of the analytical tools we study in order to think historically. Yet, as Doreen Massy* has reminded us, “We cannot understand place by enclosing it in boundaries … space is a simultaneity of stories so far …” and is created by the connections of people to the land and connections between peoples and bigger geographies.

The space in which Pine Mountain was created is more than geography and has been and is continually shaped, managed, and studied through actions that take place between those people. How those people occupy the space and their larger cultural geographies often determines what direction the land use will take. Land use is fluid. It is dynamic, it is a historical record and it is often contentious. At Pine Mountain, this melding of the social, the physical and the mental — three types of space that Henri Lefebvre in The Production of Space, 1974, sees as fundamental — can be seen in the archival record (documents and photographs) as well as in the current physical evidence of that space that is theirs. That space contains their stories. But space is also the land space that is documented in the official record.

Dollar Branch following restoration. [OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, P8030003.jpg]
*See: Massy, Doreen. (1994) Space, place, and gender. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
**See:
Lefebvre, (1958; 1992) Henri. The Social Production of Space. Wiley-Blackwell.

Land use is one of the more fascinating and confounding aspects of the history of Pine Mountain Settlement School. In the archival record, land use is recorded by the following:

Land Use Guide: DOCUMENTS

Series 12 LAND USE

LAND USE Bibliography (BIBLIOGRAPHY Environmental Education and Land Use)

LAND USE PMSS Coal Mine and Mining

LAND USE Dollar Branch

LAND USE Gas

LAND USE Lands Unsuitable for Mining (Robin Lambert) – PASSWORD PROTECTED

LAND USE Liens, Right-of-Way, Roads

LAND USE Little Shepherd Trail

LAND USE Road Report of Fox & Peck Engineers 1917

LAND USE Laden Trail or “The Road

LAND USE Land Use Plan for PMSS, c.1913 (Christensen ?)

LAND USE Maps of PMSS Area

LAND USE Soil Survey of Bell & Harlan Co., KY

LAND USE Timber and Logging Record

LAND USE Jillson, Willard Rouse. “Agricultural Perspective of Kentucky Geology” 1925

Wilson, Leonard S. Settlement Forms in the Northwest Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky

LOCAL HISTORY SCRAPBOOK Cumberland Gap 1815-1861 Part I

LOCAL HISTORY SCRAPBOOK Cumberland Gap and Vicinity Fall and Early Winter 1861 Part II

LOCAL HISTORY SCRAPBO0K Cumberland Gap 1861-1862 Part III

LAND USE

See Also: 
DANCING IN THE CABBAGE PATCH Guide
Place
Farming the Land Early Years 1913-1930

EVELYN K. WELLS Biography
FARM (Wells Early History)
KATHERINE PETTIT Biography

MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Biography
RESERVOIR
Series 11: FARM