Sgt. Alvin C. York Educational Legacy
York Bible School
York used funds he received from the movie Sergeant York to promote education and his religious convictions through creation of an interdenominational Bible School. The facility would train song leaders, Sunday School teachers, lay ministers and others as well as offer formal Vacation Bible School curricula. The elegant structure, constructed of wood and stone from the immediate vicinity, had a sanctuary, classrooms and office space. The facility operated for about a year before it was closed at the outbreak of WWII.
York's crowning educational achievement was the establishment of York Institute in Jamestown and the construction of the stately building now listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has also deemed the building to be of national significance.
A pamphlet issued in 1926 stated "...it will be the aim of the Institute to afford an opportunity for mature men and women to get an education, regardless of how backward they may be, and also to send out only such graduates as are prepared to succeed in the work the have chosen to do."
Possessing little education himself, York hired an assistant and tutor, Arthur Bushing, and became an accomplished, entertaining speaker, playing to packed houses throughout
Erected by Tennessee State Parks - Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park.
Location. 36° 32.95′ N, 84° 57.65′ W. Marker is in Pall Mall, Tennessee, in Fentress County. Marker can be reached from Wolf River Loop. Click for map. Sign pointing to marker is located .3 mile west of Wolf River Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Pall Mall TN 38577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. Alvin C. York's Personal and Spiritual Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wolf River Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sgt. Alvin C. York - America's Greatest Civilian Soldier (approx. half a mile away); Alvin and Gracie York's Home and Farm (approx. half a mile away); Wolf River Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Sgt. York at Work (approx. half a mile away); Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Area (approx. half a mile away); Affair at Travisville (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pall Mall.
Also see . . . Alvin C. York Institute. (Submitted on October 17, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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