HISTORY PMSS Summary 1960-1961

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1960-1961

Tags: History PMSS summary 1960-1961, staff, events, number of students, Charles Creech farm, playground, recreation room, weaving workshops, visiting groups, death of Henry Creech

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs, Recreation and Community Worker
Lucile Boggs, Laurel House
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 7th Grade
Gerna Campbell, Principal
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Harrison Cornett, Bus Driver, Maintenance
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Marianna Conley, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades
Vernon Conley, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House
Ruby Lanier, Bookkeeper
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Bus Driver & Maintenance
Naomi Lucas, Nurse
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grade, Part-time Secretary
Ann Nolan, Laurel House
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Grace Rood, Nurse
Frank Scearse, Bus Driver and Maintenance
Alma Tipton, Teacher, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Dr. George Tootell, Doctor (Clinic, Dec. – June)
Harriet Turner, Dietitian
Charlie Whitaker, Teacher, 7th & 8th Grades
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
John Dee Wilson, Teacher 6th Grade
Jerry Workman, Teacher, 4th & 5th Grades
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of students: 265 (10 grades), reduced to 248 by April.

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play, Weekly community folk dance party.


The Trustees considered the offer of part of the Charles Creech farm property to the Harlan County Board of Education as the site for a new elementary school.

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A black-topped playing court was established on a corner of the school playground.

A community recreation room was opened in Hill House (former Infirmary), residence of teachers Charlie and Joyce Whitaker.

A weaving workshop which was held in February under the auspices of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild generated renewed activity in vegetable dyeing and weaving

An Ohio church youth camp was at PMSS for its third summer.

Death of Trustee, neighbor, school benefactor since its beginning, Mr. Henry Creech.

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