Tag Archives: Greenbrier School

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 […]

On log vs. log on

This is one of the trails children hiked daily to reach Greenbeier School in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. No school buses in the 1900s so some students walked 13 miles every day. No state-mandated physical ed class would be needed to promote personal fitness.