The Story of Pilot Mountain School
will be a released book, out in the world on its own.
Two, as in two different societies - Cherokee and European settlers - that claimed the South Mountains as home.
Two, as in two peculiarities that the Scotch-Irish settlers brought with them across the Atlantic, a fierce love of independence from government control and the knowledge of brewing fine whiskey.
Two, as in two different groups that funded the early schools in the South Mountains, the mission boards of various Christian denominations and the North Carolina state government.
Two, as in the separate but equal system, white and colored schools that served the children of the state.
Two, as in two NYA (National Youth Administration) teams that helped adults build the school. We're talking fifteen year old boys!
Two, as in the partition between two classrooms was removed to make one large room in replacement of the promised auditorium. That would come along a decade later.
Finally (oh, there's more, but I'll stop here) two, as in two outhouses, one for boys, one for girls. The apple tree beside the girl's outhouse provided fun for the boys during caterpillar season!
Join me in two days at the launch, auditorium at Pilot Mountain School, ten o'clock in the morning.
Catch of the day,