HISTORY PMSS Summary 1955-1956

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

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1955-1956

Tags: History PMSS summary 1955-1956, staff, events, number of students, visiting groups, dental clinics, community activities at PMSS, hospital, the farm, weddings, sword dance classes

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Louise Austin, Teacher, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Alvin Boggs Recreation and Community Worker
Bertram Boggs, Maintenance
Mae Huff Boggs, Hospital Cook
Marie Huff Boggs, Hospital Aide
Matthew Boggs, Farm
Sadie Bohnenblust, Nurse (July-Aug.)
Dexter Byrd, H. S. Teacher
Joyce Byrd, Nurse
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, 7th & 8th Grades, Principal
Edward Collins, H. S. Teacher
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Harrison Cornett, Bus Driver, Maintenance
Bessie Couch, Hospital Aide
Mary Heatherly Cassell, Nurse
Elizabeth Hill, Summer Nurse
Elmer Huff, Maintenance
Christine Kinnaird, Teacher, 3rd & 4th Grades
Ruby Lanier, Bookkeeper
E. Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Bus Driver & Maintenance
Naomi Lucas, Hospital, Clinic
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grades
Dorothy Nace, Office, Publicity
Ann Nolan, Laurel House
Wilhelmina Noordy, Summer Nurse
Harlan McQueen, Logging
Edna Patterson, Hospital Aide
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Cleo Pauley, Nurse
Alice Pennington, Laurel House
Beatrice Perry, Boys House Hostess, Weaving
Mack Pressley, Part-time Publicity
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Grace Rood, Nurse
Frank Scearse, Bus Driver and Maintenance
Dr. Galen Scudder, Doctor
Mabel Snyder, Nurse

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play

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Harriet Turner, Dietitian
June Turner, Hospital
Myrtle Turner, Laurel House
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Flora Willis, Volunteer, Music
Mart Baker, Night Watchman
Ora Mae Boggs Cornett, Line Fork Cabin
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of students: 200 +


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

Three teachers at Green Hills School, participating in the Rural School Development Project, were housed in “Little Log” cabin at PMSS. Line Fork Center housed Rural School Development Project teacher for Koyle’s Branch School.

Dr. Meador held a two week dental clinic in a State Board of Health trailer.

Community activities based at Pine Mountain included woodwork, music and sewing.

Dr. Scudder submitted a proposal to the Duke Endowment Fund for development of the hospital for surgery.

A fire detection system was installed in the hospital.

The farm carried beef cattle through the winter, and reduced the poultry project, to be ended at the close of the present productive season. The sheep project continued.

Weddings of office secretary Dorothy Nace and Jac Tharpe, and former teacher Ruby Yocum and Hibbard Thatcher took place in the Chapel in November.

Frank Smith, Berea College Recreation Extension, conducted a sword dance class.

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