Greenbrier School in the Great Smoky Mountains

The large photo is the class of 1909. Quite the age range. I trust they dressed for the photo and didn’t regularly dress like that — for hiking to school and sitting in what would be a very warm building for some months of the year. The water fountain was a bucket with a gourd to share. No principal nearby for helping handle any discipline problems. Self reliance and cooperative learning were musts for the successful teacher.

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