The Slemp Foundation has awarded the Lonesome Pine Office on Youth a $25,000 grant for a pictorial history of Wise County’s old one/two room school. All people with an interest in history — or knowledge of old schools — are welcome to participate in the project. The next committee meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Nov. 2. The committee hopes to have the book out by next spring.
There are schools for which no photos have been found so far. People with any information or photos from schools such as Coonseye, Darries, Maning, Bull Hill, Bull Run, Dale Ridge, Vicco, Bean Gap, Stormy Gap, Blair, Stoney Lonesome, Cincinnati, Banner, Dale Ridge, Herald and Virginia City are especially urged to share with the committee.
Please call Paul Kuczko at 276-523-5064 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have information.