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BEECH GROVE SCHOOL

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bulletLatitude: N35 37.58819'
bulletLongitude: W83 06.76036'
bulletElevation: 2,793.57

     There were three school districts built and operated schools in the valley: Big Cataloochee, Little Cataloochee, and Caldwell Fork. Out of the three schools Big Cataloochee's Beech Grove School is the only one that remains.  The school was built in 1901 to replace an older log building. The schools followed the curriculum and laws that the state ordered. The schools only operated two to five months out of the year. It normally ran from November to January but if sufficient funds could be found it continued through February and March. The schools in the valley normally started at 8 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m.  Children ate in family groups with the older ones watching out for the younger.

     The subjects they taught are similar to the ones today, like writing, reading, arithmetic grammar and geography. The school had parents day every Friday. School days ended in Cataloochee soon after the park was established. With many of the families relocating to other communities left the desks empty, the black-board dusty and the building a lot quieter than it used to be. 

 
John 13:30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
 
 

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