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Pilot Mountain School, located in southern Burke County, North Carolina, was built in 1942 as a WPA project. The school was closed in 1973 during a restructuring and consolidation of the school system, was sold at public auction and had a series of owners, falling into a state of disrepair before being bought and refurbished by Tom Brittain to now house a café, banquet andPilot Mountain School, located in southern Burke County, North Carolina, was built in 1942 as a WPA project. The school was closed in 1973 during a restructuring and consolidation of the school system, was sold at public auction and had a series of owners, falling into a state of disrepair before being bought and refurbished by Tom Brittain to now house a café, banquet and event facilities, and numerous shops. The book captures the combined spirit of independence and community shared by the residents of Pilot Mountain. The memories recorded in Lessons Learned vary widely in their tone from happy to sad, from embarrassed to proud. They are the recollections of community members, school staff and faculty, and, perhaps most importantly, the children who grew up attending Pilot Mountain School. The thread that runs through all of these remembrances is a sense that the school did more than teach the facts found in books; it nourished the soul and provided a firm foundation for all who passed through its doors....

Title : Lessons Learned: The Story of Pilot Mountain School
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ISBN : 9780914875642
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Lessons Learned: The Story of Pilot Mountain School Reviews

  • R.L.B. Hartmann
    2019-01-19 04:49

    The Pilot Mountain School in western North Carolina has a long and varied history, from serving the children of the community and their parents, to becoming the venue for auctions of assorted goods, to offering a pleasant place to eat well-prepared fare and a bakery with handmade pastries, and spaces where small merchants could rent a room and sell all manner of items from books to saddles. Yes, books...and boots. My people came from that area and it's always had a warm place in my heart, but until I read this book I had no idea of the depth of tenacity and integrity of the families who lived and still live there. I'm proud that some of them were related to me, and that my eyes as well as my heart have been opened to appreciate everyone who calls the South Mountains NC "home."