HISTORY PMSS Summary 1956-1957

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

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1956-1957

Tags: History PMSS summary 1956-1957, staff, events, number of students, farm, awards, Charles Creech farm, retirements, visiting groups, fundraising, dramatics, hospital

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs, Recreation and Community Worker
Lucile Boggs, Laurel House
Mae Huff Boggs, Hospital Cook
Marie Huff Boggs, Hospital Aide Matthew Boggs, Farm, Maintenance
Dexter Byrd, H. S. Teacher
Joyce Byrd, Nurse
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, 7th & 8th Grades, Principal
Mary Heatherly Cassell, Nurse
Edward Collins, H. S. Teacher
Mary Collins, Teacher 2nd & 3rd Grades
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Frank Cornett
Harrison Cornett, Bus Driver, Maintenance
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House
Barbara Hoose, Recreation (August, September)
Faye Kincer, Teacher, 3rd & 4th Grades
Ruby Lanier, Bookkeeper
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Bus Driver & Maintenance
Naomi Lucas, Hospital
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grades
Billie McQueen, Logging
Harlan McQueen, Logging
Wilhelmina Nordyke, Summer Nurse
Edna Patterson, Hospital Aide
Jess Patterson
Cleo Pauley, Nurse
Alice Pennington, Laurel House
Beatrice Perry, Boys House Hostess, Weaving
Mark Pressley, Publicity (Part-time)
Mary Rogers Volunteer Librarian
Grace Rood, Nurse
Bessie Ray, Laurel House
Ralph Saylor, Logging
Frank Scearse, Bus Driver and Maintenance

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Dr. Galen Scudder, Doctor
Georgia Stanley, Substitute Nurse
Margaret Coolidge Sturtevant, Spring Volunteer
Dorothy Nace Tharpe, Office, Publicity
Harriet Turner, Dietitian
Myrtle Turner, Laurel House
Frederick Walker, Publicity
Charlie Whitaker, 7th & 8th Grade Teacher
Joyce Whitaker, 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Mart Baker, Night Watchman
Donald Cornett, Line Fork
Mrs. Chester Lewis, Line Fork
Mart & Julie Baker, Big Laurel
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of students: 218

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


Farm: PMSS received “Green Pastures” award.

Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency invited to consider locating unit at PMSS.

PMSS purchased Charles Creech farm (adjoining PMSS property).

Dr. Scudder retired May 1.

Earlham College Community Dynamics program put in touch with Big Laurel Community; summer unit housed in Big Laurel Medical Settlement.

Parents’ Organization raised money for additional playground equipment.

Almost 40 parents, children & teachers presented Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” in December.

77 babies were born in the hospital in the past year.

GALLERY: HISTORY PMSS Summary 1956-1957

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